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EARLY RECORDS 



TOWN OF D ERRYFIELD , 

NOW '■ — -—————« 

MANCHESTER, N. H. 
1782—1800 



A Complete and Exact Transcript of the Records of the Clerks as Written in 

the Old Derryfield Book No. 1, pages 317 to 402, Book No. 2, 

pages 1 to 201, Comprising 

VOLUME II 

Of the Printed Eecokds of the Town 

VOLUME IX 

Manchester Historic Association Collections. 



Edited, with Introduction, Notes, and Index, by 

GEORGE WALDO BROWNE 

Editor "Proprietors' Records of Tyng Township," "Early Records of 
Derryfield, N. H., Vol. I." 



Manchester, N. H. 

Published by Authority of the City Councils, under the Auspices of the 
Manchester Historic Association. 

1906. 



MANCFIESTER, N. H. 

PRINTED BY THE JOHN B. CLARKE CO. 
1907. 



CITY OF MANCHESTEE. 
Lsr Board of Mayor and Aldermmnt. 

1136441 

An Order relating to the printing of the records of the 

Town of Derryfield. 

Ordered^ That the Manchester Historical Society be and 
is hereby authorized and empowered to print the early records 
of the Town of Derryfield commencing with that part of 
volume one next following the part completed by the said 
society during the year 1905 and continuing through volume 
one and as far in volume two as the appropriation will allow; 
the work to be done under the direction of the mayor; the 
expense thereof to be charged to the appropriation known as 
"Manchester Historical Society, for printing early records of 
the Town of Derryfield/' and shall not exceed the amount of 
said appropriation. 

May 10, 1906. In Board of Mayor and Aldermen. 
Passed. 

EUGENE E. EEED, Mayor. 

A true record. Attest: 

EDWARD C. SMITH, City GUrh. 

A true copy. Attest: 

EDWAED C. SMITH, City Clerh. 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIEE. 

HrLiiSBOBOiiaH, SS. 

I, the undersigned, Chairman of the Puhlication Commit- 
tee of The Manchester Historic Association, to whom has heen 
assigned the task of compiling and editing the Early Eecords 
of Derryfield, IST, H., the original township of Manchester, 
N. H,, certify that the following transcript of these records 
is a true and exact copy of Town Book No. 1, pages 317 to 
403, and of Town Book No. 2, pages 1 to 201. 

GEORGE WALDO BEOWNE. 

Manchester, N. H., January 12, 1907. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this twelfth day of Jan- 
uary, A. D. 1907. 

HARRY T. LORD, Notary Public. 



CONTENTS. 



Stark's Fort Frontispiece. 

Order Eelating to Printing the Eecords ... 3 

Certificate of Editor 4 

Acknowledgment . . . . . . . 6 

Introduction 7 

Early Records of the Town of Derryfield, 1783-1800 9 

Stark's Fort.— Editorial Note 169 

Muster Eoll of Soldiers of 1748. Editorial Note . 173-3 

Plan of Pews of Meeting House 311 

Plan of Gallery Pews 334 

Appendix 377 

Index of Names 385 

General Index . 398 



ACKNOWLEDGMENT. 



The thanks of the editor and the publication committee 
of the Manchester Historic Association are due to His Honor 
Mayor Eugene E. Eeed, Mr. Edward C. Smith, city clerk, for 
advice and help, and to all others who have kindly lent their 
assistance toward publishing these early records of the town- 
ship of Derryfield, since incorporated as Manchester. 

G. Waldo Browne, 
S. C. Gould, 
Roland Rowell, 
J. Arthur Williams, 
Clarence M. Platts, 

Publication Committee. 



INTEODUCTION. 



EDUCATIONAL AND POLITICAL INTERESTS. 

The period covered by the following records is filled with 
the accounts of affairs of vital importance in the growth of 
the town. During these years were laid in fact the founda- 
tion of its coming prestige as an industrial center. The first 
move, however, was in the direction of forming a system of 
government satisfactory to all concerned, not only in the 
progress here but everywhere in the state. In the settlement 
of this matter discussion followed discussion, and meetings 
and conventions were of common occurrence. 

In these controversies Derryfield showed its good judgment 
by refusing to participate in the arguments to any extent, 
and finally accepted the "civil constitution of the state of 
New Hampshire, as presented by the convention at Concord, 
October 31, 1783," with a decided majority. The first an- 
nual election under the new constitution occurred March 1, 
1784, and resulted in a majority vote for Josiah Bartlett for 
president, while General Nichols led in the ballot for state 
senator. Hon. Mesech Weare was elected to the presidency, 
being the first executive officer elected by the people of New 
Hampshire. This constitution was not changed until 1792, 
when some modifications were made, among others the name 
of president being altered to governor. Provision was made 
to have the legislature divide the state into twelve senatorial 
districts, and that the council be elected from districts by 
the people, the same as the senators. Derryfield, under this 
constitution, was classed with Litchfield in the representation 
to the legislature. At the joint meeting held March 26, 1793, 
Major John "Webster of Derryfield was elected the first repre- 
sentative. September 7 of this year John Stark was elected 

7 



8 INTRODUCTION. 

the first town treasurer, that oJB&ce having heen previously 
styled "counter." It was voted to hold the meetings in the 
towns alternately. As long as this arrangement of elections 
was followed the Derryfield meetings, which came just before 
the regular town meetings, were held at the ham of Captain 
Samuel Moor at Goff's Falls, an ox-cart being used for the 
moderator's desk. 

With its representation in the state legislature and Derry- 
field's broadening history the first action of sufficient moment 
for our notice was the vote at a special meeting October 30, 
1792, "to have the Gore of land called Henrysburgh an- 
nexed to the Town." For some reason unexplained in the 
designation of the town line in the charter a corner of "waste 
land," situated between the northern boundary of Derry- 
field and the southwestern limit of Chester, comprising about 
two square miles in area and most frequently called Harrys- 
borough, had not been included. The settlers on this strip 
were now receiving the advantages of the roads built without 
helping to pay for them. The annexation was effected with 
the agreement of Chester. The following year, 1794, the 
Hon. Samuel Blodget began to build his canal at the falls, 
and an era of prosperity seemed to have dawned at last upon 
the town. 

The year 1795 bore the first fruit in the cause of education 
in the town in the building of a schoolhouse at the falls, 
near the site of the present house at Amoskeag. It was built 
by private subscription, and the same year a social library 
was originated by some of the citizens of Derryfield and Goffs- 
town. In the warrant for the annual election for 1797 the 
ninth article read: "To see if the town will vote to pay for 
the schoolhouse which is now Built and to Build two more 
for the town's use." The result was discouraging to the 
champions of education at that meeting, but the following 
year, March 5, 1798, a vote to that effect was carried, and 
the cause of education may be said to have at last gained a 
foothold. 




.:»* 



EAELY RECORDS 

OF THE 

TOWN OF DERRTFIELD, N. H. 

II. 



State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S s 

To Insign Samuel Stark Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field Greeting 

you are hearby Eequered in the Name of the goverment 
and People of this State to warn all the freeholders and In- 
habitants of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law to 
vote in Town meetings that they assemble and meet at the 
meeting house in Said Derryfield on tuesday the twenty fifth 
Day of This Instant June at three oclock in the afternoon to 
act on the following articles (viz) 

firstly to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

Secondly to Draw one man to Serve as a pettit Jurior 
at the Next Inferior Court of Common pleas to Be holden at 
lamharst on the first Tusday of July Next 

make proper Eeturn of this warrant and your Doings there- 
on to my Self on the Day for holding Said meeting 

given under my hand and Seal at Derryfield this 14*^ Day 
of June 1782 

Asael Smith Town Clerk 

a proper Eeturn on the Back of the foregoing warrant was 
Signed 

S: Stark Constable 



10 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Derryfield meetinghouse June the 25'^'' 1782 
the town met and voted Levt John Hall moderator and 
Drew from the Box in the face of Said meeting mr David 
merrill to Serve as a pettit Jurior agreable to the above war- 
rant 

Kecorded this first Day of July 1783 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of New hampshear Hillsborough S s 

To Samuel Stark Constable for the Town of Derryfield the 
Present year Greeting 

you are hearby Kequired in the Name of the government 
and People of this State to Levy and Collect of the Severill 
parsons Named in this List hearwith Committed to you 
Batch one his proportion Set Down therein the Sum total 
of Sutch List Being as By an act of the General Court of 
Said State for the use of Said State and Sum part for the 
use of the County of hillsborough in Perticuler for the Corant 
year, and you are to Colect and pay or Caus to Be paid into 
the treasury of this State the Sum of three hundred and 
twenty pounds Eighteen Shillings one thurd part of Said Sum 
you are to Collect and pay or Caus to Be paid into the Treas- 
ury By the Last Day of June Next one thurd part on or Be- 
fore the Last Day of September Next and the Remaining 
thurd on or Before the Last Day of Nouember Next, you 
are to pay the whole of Said Sum Sum in Gold or Silver 
the Treasury Sertificates for Intrist Dew on publick Ser- 
vices orders on the Treasurer Drawn By the President of 
the Council in Faviour of officers and Soldiers in the three 
and Six months Service or in Like in favour of aney Town 
or parson for Bounties for Soldiers on Supply for there 
famellyes upon the last of the year one thousan Seven hun- 
drid and Seventy .Nine or in the following Sppasic* articals 
(viz) good New England Eum at two Shillings and Six 
pence per gallon good west India Eum at four Shillings per 
gallon: Beaf Cattle at the first period at three pence half 

• Specific— Ed. 



EAKLY KECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 11 

penny pr pound waight: the Second period at three pence 
pur pound: the third and Last period at two pence purpound: 
mens Neet Lather Shoes of a good Quallity five Shillings per 
pair others in proportion Cotton and Cotton and Linnin 
Cloth Seven Eighths of a yard wide of the Best Quallity 
two Shillings per yard, good yard wide tow Cloth at one 
Shilling and Six pence per yard: Good felt hats at five 
Shillings Eatch, good white woollen Cloth three Quarters 
wide well milled and once Sheared Seven Shillings per yard 
and that of a meanur Quallity in proportion Good Eight 
Quarter Blankets Sutable for Soldiers at twenty one Shillings 
Eatch: Linin Cloth Seven Eights of a yard wide Sutable for 
shurting for oficers at five Shillings per yard. Cloth of a 
meanor Quallity in proportion. Good wheet flower at twenty 
four Shillings per hundred waight. the Eum to Delivered 
at the Expence of those that pay in Eum at the publick 
Stoers in portsmouth Exeter or plastow to Sutch parsons as 
Shall Be appointed to Eeceive the Same and Eecept for 
the Same and those that pay in Beaf Cattle to pay to the 
order of the Committy of Supply at the Expence of those 
that pay in Beaf Cattle Said Beaf Cattle not to Be Drove 
a Greater Distence than fifteen miles By those that pay in 
Beaf and all the other Specific Articals Shall Be Delivered 
to the Board of war at ports mouth or Exeter free of Charge 
and take a Eecept from the Chearman of the Committy of 
Safty or Some person appointed to Eecept for the Same 

provided that one thurd part of Said tax Be not paid in 
Beaf Eum or the other articles mentioned in the act at the 
Eespective Pericrds Before mentioned then Sutch Deficiences 
to Be paid in Silver or Gold and you are to Collect and pay 
into the treasurey of the County of hillsboxough the Sum 
of Six pounds Seven pence to be Be paid into the Said 
Treasurey By the first Day of October next and aney Sum 
that you may Be freed from paying into the Treasurey By 
vartue of aney of the aforementioned order you are to pay 
to us the Select men men at the Same time that you ware 
to pay it into the State Treasurey if need for the use of 



12 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



this Town and the Remainder of what there is in the List 
more than the precipt you are to pay to us the Selectmen 
By the Last Day of December next and if aney parson or 
parsons Eefuse or Neglect to pay the Sum they are Eespec- 
tively assesd you are to observe and follow the Directions 
of the Law of this State in Levying and Collecting the 
Same 

given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this twenty 
first Day of may 1782 

Jonathan Euss 
Samuel Moor 
Joseph Sanders 

Select men 

State Tax for the year 1782 

Gen John Stark .... 4 1 10 4 1 10 4 1 10 

Ensig Sam^ Stark ... 2 10 2 10 2 10 

James Eiddle 12 12 12 

John Eay 1 14 1 1 14 1 1 14 1 

John Euss 15 8 15 8 15 8 

Jonathan Euss 188 188 188 

David Eowel 1 10 9 1 10 9 1 10 9 

Joseph farmer 2 11 10 2 11 10 2 11 10 

Ens David farmer ...118 118 118 

John Jaques 1 15 1 15 1 15 

Ezekiel Stevens .... 3 18 5 3 18 5 3 18 5 

Abreham merrill .... 2 17 8 2 17 8 2 17 8 

David Merrill 118 118 118 

Nath° Merrill 12 12 12 

John Brown 14 14 14 

Ebenezer Newman ...140 140 140 

Ensign Abreham Merrill .157 157 157 

Nath^ Baker 176 176 176 

Ens Joseph Sanders ...148 148 148 

John Griffin 120 120 120 

John Griffin Jur . . . . 1 2 10 1 2 10 1 2 10 

Theophelus Griffin ... 15 8 15 8 15 S 



EAELY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



13 



Asael Smith . . . 


..118 


118 


118 


Elezer wells . . . 


. . 12 


12 


12 


William Nutt . . . 


..236 


2 3 6 


2 3 6 


Enos Webster . , . 


. . 2 16 


2 16 


2 16 


Capt Sam^ Moor . . 


. . 3 19 6 


2 19 6 


2 19 6 


Con^ John Goffe . . 


. . 1 7 11 


1 7 11 


1 7 11 


John Goffe .... 


. . 1 6 11 


1 6 11 


1 6 11 


James Gorman . . 


..216 


2 16 


2 16 


Joshua Blodget . . 


. . 19 3 


19 3 


19 3 


Dan^ Blodget . . . 


. . 4 10 


4 10 


4 10 


Capt William perham 


. . 2 11 6 


2 11 6 


2 11 6 


Lev* John perham . 


. . 2 18 


2 18 


2 18 


Charls Emerson . . 


_. . 1 13 9 


1 13 9 


1 13 9 


Oliver Emerson . . 


. . 14 5 


14 


14 5 


Peter Emerson . . 


..160 


16 


16 


Abijah Emerson . . 


..118 


118 


118 


Bishop Coster . . . 


. . 12 


12 


12 


Capt. John harvey . 


. . 1 16 6 


1 16 6 


1 16 6 


William perham , . 


. . 2 16 4 


2 16 4 


2 16 4 


Ceazor Griffen . . 


..258 


2 5 8 


2 5 8 


Benj pilsburry . . , 


. . 14 5 


14 5 


14 5 


James Pierce , . . 


. . 1 12 10 


1 12 10 


1 12 10 


Joshua Pierce . . . 


..109 


10 9 


10 9 


Joseph Symonds . . 


. . 1 17 


1 17 


1 17 


Elizebeth Symonds . 


. . 12 8 


12 8 


12 8 


Abel Huse .... 


. . 4 17 11 


4 17 11 


4 17 11 


Isaac Huse .... 


. . 12 


12 


12 


Capt. James Masury . 


..185 


18 5 


18 5 


Levt John Little . . 


. . 2 11 11 


2 11 11 


2 11 11 


John Hall Jur . . . 


. . 16 4 


16 4 


16 4 


John Dustin . . . 


. . 1 8 11 


1 8 11 


1 8 11 


William Gamble . . 


..406 


4 6 


4 6 


William Gamble Juni 


. . 13 11 


13 11 


13 11 


John Dickey . , . 


. . 1 19 5 


1 19 5 


1 19 5 


Major Webster . . 


. . 12 


12 


12 


Benj*^ Cromby . . 


. . 1 18 11 


1 18 11 


1 18 11 



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MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Levt John Hall . 
Levt Daniel Hall . 
Israel Yonng . . 
James Young , . 
Ephram Stevens . 
Elisha upton . . 
Levt Ebenezer Stevens 
Hugh Thompson , 
James Thompson . 
Adam Thompson 
John -Shelden . . 
John Shelden Junr 
Enoch Thustin . 
Asa Stickney . . 
John Nutt . . . 
Matthew Macvea . 
Jonas farmor . . 
James morrison . 
James Lyon . , 
William page . . 
George Corning . 
Mark Duty . . . 
Ephram Kollf . . 
Total of this years tax 



. 
. 
349 



18 11 

14 10 

11 4 

12 

2 4 
16 7 

7 11 
16 8 
12 
12 

3 10 
12 

15 8 
12 
12 
12 
12 

7 

2 5 

3 11 
2 5 
9 9 



2 18 11 
1 14 10 
1 11 4 

12 

1 2 

16 

3 7 

1 16 
12 

12 

1 3 
12 
15 
12 
12 
13 
12 




4 
7 

11 
8 



10 

8 







7 

2 5 

3 11 

2 5 



2 18 11 
1 14 10 
1 11 4 

12 

1 2 

16 

3 7 

1 16 
12 

12 

1 3 
12 
15 
12 
12 
12 
12 




4 
7 

11 
8 



10 

8 







7 

2 5 

3 11 

2 5 



These Rates was all entred and Recorded this 20 Day of 
August 1782 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S S 

To Samuel Stark Constable of the Town of Derryfield 
Greeting 

you are hearby Required in the Name of the goverment 
and people of this State to warn all the freeholders Inhab- 
itants of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law To vote 
in townmeetings that they assemble and meet at the meeting- 
house in Said Derryfield on thursday the 22 Day of august 



EARLY RECOKDS OF DERRYFIELD. 16 

Instant at three of the Clock in the afternoon to act on the 
following articles (viz) 

1^^ to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2'^ to Draw one man from the Box to Serve as a pittit 
Jurior at the Inferior Court to Be holden at amharst on the 
Last monday of this Instant august 

Hearof fail not and make proper Eeturn of this warrant 
and your Doings thereon to my Self on or Before the Day 
for holding Said meeting 

given under my hand at Derryfield this 12 Day of august 
1782 

Asael Smith Town Clerk 

august the 22 1782 
the Town meet according to warning and voted as fol- 
loweth (viz) , 

l^'' voted Matthew macvea moderator and Drew Ensign 
David farmor from the Box to Serve as a pettit Jurior at the 
adjournment to be holden at amharst on the Last monday 
of this Instant august 

Eecorded this 28^'' Day of August 1782 

pr me Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of Newhampsheer Hillsborough S S 

(Seal) to Samuel Stark Constable of the Town of Derry- 
field Greeting 

You are hearby Eequired in the Name of the Government 
and people of this State to warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law to 
vote in Town ineetings that they assemble and meet at the 
meeting House on tusday the third Day of September Next 
at one of the Clock in the after Noon to act on the following 
articles (viz) 

1^*^ to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2^y to See if the Town vote to Choose a Committy to 
Settle accompts Between James mcNight and James Gorman 
Said m'^Night not Being in a Capasity to Settle his own 



16 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

accompts also to See what method the Town will take for 
Said mc Nights ferther Support 

3^y to See if the Town will vote to Come to a Settle- 
ment with James Gorman about the Nonresidents Land S** 
Gorman Sold at Vandue for Taxis and what meathod the 
Town will take for a Settlement 

4}^ to See if the Town will vote to take aney method 
with those persons that are Delinquent in paying ther Corn 
tax to Newman and what method they will take 

5'^ to See what the Town will vote to allow those persons 
that have Served or may Serve as pittit Juriors the Present 
year 

Make Proper Eeturn of this warrant and your Doings 
thereon on or before Said Day for holding Said meeting. 

Given under our hands, and Seal at Derryfield this Seven- 
teenth Day of August 1782 , 

Jonathan Russ 
Samuel Moor 
Joseph Sanders 

Select Men 

Derryfield Sep* the 3"^ Day 1782 

Pursuant to the within warrant I have posted the Same 
■according to the vote of this Town 

Samuel Stark Constable 

Agreeable to the above warrant the Town meet on the 
above Said 3^ Day of September at the Said Meeting house 
and voted as followeth (viz) 

1^^ Voted Jn° Goffe Esq moderator 

2"^^^ voted to Chooes a Committy to Consider upon the 
affair of James m° Night and James Gorman Concerning 
the Estate of the Said James m° Night and that Said Com*' 
make Eeport to the Town at the adjournment of this meeting 
how they fiend the affair to Stand 

voted Lev* John Little Asael Smith & w"* perham Juner 
Be Said Committy 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 17 

3tMy Yoted that the above Said Levt John Little Asael 
Smith & w"" Perham Juner Be a Committy to Conseder the 
affair with Janes Gorman Concerning the Nonresidents Land 
that the Said Gorman Sold at vandiie for Kates when he 
Served as a Constable in the year 1779 

4^^ Voted on the 4*^ Article that James Gorman Collect 
the Corn Dew to the Estate of mr Thomas Newman Deceast 
and that his warrant is Suffiteant to Impower him for the 
Same 

5^y Voted to Allow those persons that have or may Serve 
as Pettit Juriors two Dollars for Eatch Tower they may Be 
Called to Serve 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Tusday of 
October Next 

October the T* 1783 

the Town met according to the adjournment the moderator 
and Clerk present and the meeting opened 

voted to allow mr James Gorman Lawful fees for what he 
wos out as Constable in vandueing Sartin Lots of Land and 
Selling then (viz) 

Lots No 15— 16-and 17— that Did not Lay in the Town of 
Derryfield & Lot 11—12 & 14 that wos Sold that Did not pay 
the Eates and Cost and Lots No 83 & 61 Sold under a Eong 
name and for Lot No 33 that wos Sold that wos the property 
of mr William Gamble 

Eecorded this 7*^ Day of October 1782 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

State of New Ilampshear Hillsborough s s 

To Samuel Stark Constable of the Town of Derryfield 
Greetin 

You are hearby Eequired in the Name of the Gouern- 
ment and people of this State to warn all the freeholders 
and Inhabitents of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law 
to vote in Town meetings that they assemble and meet at 
the meetinghouse in Said Town on Wednesday the thirteenth 



18 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Day of Nouember Next at ten of the Clock in the fore noon 
to act on the following articles (viz) 

I'y to Chooes a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2'^ Inasmutch as James m^Night hath Cast himself upon 
the Care of the town for Support and hath Given the Select 
men Power to act in his Behalf therefore to See what method 
the town will vote to Take to Settle Said m'^Nights accompts 
and in perticular with James Gorman, and what Instructions 
the Town will Give the Selectmen for that End also what 
method the Town will take to Support Said mcnight for 
the futer 

3'=^ To See if the Town will Vote to Approve of the Plan 
of Gouernment as it Now Stands or aney Part thereof or to 
See if the Town will Choose a Committy to Inspect Said 
plan and make Eeport to the Town 

4''' To See if the Town will Send a Dillegate to Conven- 
tion To be holden at Concord on the Last Tusday in Decem^*^ 
Next with Sutch Instructions as the Town Shall Give Re- 
specting Said Plan 

5''' to See if the Town will vote to Choos a Committy to 
give instructions to our Kepresentetive also to hear Reports 
from the General Court of ther proceedings and Report the 
Same to the Town 

make proper Return of this warrant and your Doings 
thereon on or Before the Day for holding Said meeting 

Given under our hands and Seal at Derryfield this Eight- 
eenth Day of October 1782 

Jonathan Russ 
Samuel Moor 
Joseph Sanders 

Select men 

Pursuant to the within warrant I have posted the Same 
according to the Custom of this Town 

Samuel Stark Cons 

Recorded this 20'-^ Day of Nouember 1782 

P^ Asael Smith T. Clerk 



EAELT EECOBDS OF DEKRYFIELD. 19 

Derryfield Nouember tli IS*'^ 1782 

At a meeting of the Inhabitents of this Town Legaly 
warnd and Conveaned at the meetinghouse the Town pro- 
ceeded as followeth (viz) 

1^5' Voted Ensign Joseph Sanders moderator 

Voted to adjourn this meeting to Levt John Halls west 
Eoom 

Levt Halls west Eoom Conveand the moderator and Clerk 
present and the meeting opened 

2^^ Voted to Dismis the Second article in the warrant 

3'y Voted to Ex Sept of the plan of Gouernment as it 

Now Stands 

Contents 14 

Non Contents 1 

4^y Voted to Dismis the 4 article 

5'y Voted Co^ John Goffe and Levt John Hall a Committy 
to Give Instructions to our Representetive 
Eecorded this 20^'"^ Day of Nouember 1782 

P' Asael Smith Town Clerk 

State of New Hampshear Hillsborough S S 
To Samuel Stark Constable of the Town of Derryfield 
Greeting 

you are hearby Eequered in the Name of the gouernment 
and people of this State to warn all the freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law to 
vote in Town meetings to assemble and meet at the meeting 
house in Said Derryfield on Thirsday the twenty Sixth Day 
of December Insjtant at one 0: Clock in the in the after 
noon to act on the following articles (viz) 

1^* to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 
2'y to See what method the Town will take with Barber 
Lesly who is Uncapable to take Care of himself and hath 
Cast himself upon the Select men of this Town to Be sup- 
ported to See whether the Town vote to take aney method 
for Said Laslies Support or what they will have Don with 
him and with his Land in Derryfield 



20 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

S^y To See what method the Town will vote to Support 
James M'^ Night also what method they will take to Settle 
his accompts with James Gorman 

4'y to See if the Town will vote to allow to the Continantal 
Soldiers the money that was reducted out of there wages 
that the Town hath had the Benifit of 

make proper Return of this warrant and your Doings 
there on on or the Day for holding Said meeting 

Given under our hands and Seal at Derryfield this Ninth 
Day of December 1783 

Jonathan Russ 
Samuel moor 
Joseph Sanders 

Select men 
Properly Returned 

pr Samuel Stark Constable 

Derryfield December the 26^^ 1782 

at a Legal Townmeeting 

Voted Levt John Little moderator 

Voted to adjourn to Levt Halls house 

Voted Jonathan Russ Clerk P: T: 

Voted on the Second article to Send Barber Laslie By 
Leagel authority to Londonderry to Be Supported 

Voted on the third article to Except of James m*' neghts 
Pettition according to his Request whitch is as followeth 
(viz) 

To the Select men of the Town of Derryfield Greeting 

By the hand of providence I am Confined By Infermity of 
Body and am unable to take Care of my Self therefore Sub- 
miting my Self to the providence of God I Cast my Self 
upon the Town to be Supported and hope you will Be So 
Good as to take me under your Care 

James m*^ nite made his mark 

Dated Derryfield December the 25*'' 1782 

attest James Gorman and Silas Barron 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIKLD. 21 

Voted not to allow James Gorman his accompts against 
James m'' night as they Now Stan 

In the face of Said meeting Levt John Little Did Ingage 
to take the Said James mc night and Keep and provide for 
him til the anuel march meeting 

Voted to Dismis the 4 article 

Eecorded this 27 Day of December 1782 

Asael Smith T Clerk 

Jonathan Euss Clerk P. T. 

A List of Taxes on the Non Eesident Land in Derryfield 
for the year 1782 

No. 
Lots £ s d 

Capt Hugh Hill 22 6 

Jacob Oilman 23 5 

Parson Eichirdson ^35020 

Benjamin Smith -| 35 2 

William Haly 36 4 

Clement Mishervy 37 4 

George Jeffery Esq 39 4 

J^benezer Loorin 40 4 

Jotham Tilton i 44 2 

Jeremiah Sanbiirn -J 45 2 6 

Jacob Stanyan i 46 2 6 

Nathaniel Sanburn ^ 47 2 6 

Joseph Bachelor ^ 48 2 6 

Enoch Sanburn ^ 49 2 

Cap* Joseph Sherburn 50040 

Jonathan Kimball 51 4 

Asa Swinerton | 52 3 

Jonathan Dearburn -| 52 2 6 

Eichard wibird Esq 53 5 

Capt Henry Sherburn | 60 2 

Steven Johnson 61 4 

Benjamin Hall ^ 60 2 

Capt Joseph Tilton ^ 62 2 

Person Eicherson ^ 62 2 



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MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Moses Bkke 63 4 

Ebenezer Stevens 65 4 

Col Shadrick Walton 102 2 

Nathaniel Bachelor 104 2 

Philip Tole 105 5 

Eobart Clarks heirs 7050 

a gore of Land Lying Southerdly of Gen- 
eral Starks Land Supposed to Be Comen 

Land 026 

the following Lots is what was Derry and 
Mason Clame 

Cap^ John Grays farm 22 9 

George Corning 040 

Tobias warner 83 4 

Land Called Biishnels 4 

John mc Clintock 040 

Eobert mcgragor Esq 4 

moor & mc lary 040 

John Barnit 016 

James Lyon 12 

"William Page 050 

Georg Corning & adam Dickey .... 060 
under mason C 

Joseph Blanchard Esq heirs 5 

mr Halls Heirs 030 

William Stickney Esq 5 

James martin 070 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S s 
To Samuel Stark Constable for the year 1782 Greeting 
you are Hearby Eequired in the Name of the Gouernment 
and People of this State to Levy and Collect of the oners of 
the Lots of Land in Derrytield belonging to Nonrisidents 
the Tax that is assessed on Eatch Lot Respectively in the 
List Hear With Commited to you Eatch one the Sum Set 
against his own Lot and alltho it is a State and war tax yet 
you Being allready ordered in the other warrant Commited 



EAKLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 23 

io you to pay the full Demand Called for in the Precept 
into the Treasurey therefore you are (to pay to) us the Select- 
men of Derryfield by the Last Day february Next to Defray 
the Charge of the Town the Sum that is assesed in Said List 
to Be paid in Lawfull money and if not paid to us By Said 
Last Day of February then to be forthwith paid to our Next 
Successers and you are to observe and follow the Eules and 
Derections of Law of this State in Leveing and collecting 
the Same 

Giving under our hands and Seal at Derryfield this fifteenth 
Day of Jenuary 1783 

Jonathan Euss 
Samuel moor 

Select men 

Eecorded february the 13'^^ Day 1783 ■ 

pr Asael Smith T: Clark 

The Band of 1783 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough s s 

To Samuel Stark Constable for the Town of Derryfield 
Greeting 

you are hearby Eequired in the Name of the Gouernment 
and People of this State to warn all the freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law 
to vote in Town meetings that they assemble and meet at 
fthe meeting house in Said Derryfield on Monday the third 
Day of march Next at teen oClock in the forenoon to act on 
the following articles (viz) 

1^^ to Choose ^ moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2''' to See if the Town will vote to hear the Town ac- 
compts and allow or Disalow thereof 

3^^ to Choose all Town Offisers for the Present year 

4'y to See if the Town will have aney Preaching this year 
and how mutch and what Method the Town will take to pro- 
vide Preaching and where the ministers Shall Be Entertained 

5^^ to See if the Town will vote to have aney Scooles the 
Present year and what Meathod they will take for Scooling 



24 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

& when they will have it and to See if the Town will appoint 
what Houses they will have the Scool kept at 

6^^ to See if the town will hear aney Proposals that James 
Gorman Shall Make to the Town Eespeeting the Settling 
accompts Between himSelf and James mc Night also what 
meathod the Town will take to Support Said M'^ Night the 
presant year 

fj^thiy ^Q ggg ^}jat method the Town will take to Support 
Elizebath Marcy the Present year 

8'y To See if the Town will vote to allow men belonging 
to Derryfield that Have Served in the Continantal army the 
money that wos Eeducted out of there wages that the Town 
hath had the Benifit of 

9^^^ to See if the Town will vote to allow Lev* Ebenezer 
Stevens his aecompt for his time and Expences in Borrowing 
money to pay the the Soldiers that have Bin out in the Ser- 
vice of the Town also to See if the Town will allow him the 
money he is Engaged for whitch he hired for the Soldiers 
'that he hath Not received or Eather that Sunk in there 
hands or the Constables 

10'*^^ to See what the Town will vote to allow the Town 
Clerk for his servis the two years past 

11^^ To See what method the town will take to warn town 
meetings the present year 

Make Proper Eeturn of this warrant and your Doings 
thereon on or before the Day for holding Said meeting 

Given under our hands and Seal at Derryfield this fifteenth 
Day of february 1783 

Jonathan Euss 
Samuel moor 
Joseph Sanders 

Select men 
Derryfield March the 3<^ 1783 

I have posted this warrant according to the Custome of this 
Town 

Samuel Stark Constable 

Eecorded the 26 Day of march 1783 

pr Asael Smith T. Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 25 

Derryfield March the S^ 1783 

Agreable to the foregoing warrant the Town meet at 
Time and Place and Being Legally Conveand Proceeded as 
followeth (viz) 

1'^ Voted Brigadeer General Stark moderator for Said 
meeting 

Voted to adjourn this meeting to Levt John Halls west 
Eoom where Being met the meeting opened and moderator 
and Clark present voted the Town accompts Be Eed 

2'iiy Voted not to allow the Select men 4 shillings pr Day 
for there Service the year past 

there accompt is as followeth (viz) 
to taking the invoice By Euss 2 Days for 2 Days 

making Eates 140 

may 

^ Day to appoint a meeting 6 

Sanders to Concord 12 

to -J Day to appoint a meeting 6 

to one Day making Eeturn to Court of the Invoice 12 
for making the Town and Non Eesedent Land tax 18 
to one Day Sanders and Euss taking Invoice and 

N° people 080 

also half a Day Making Eeturn 4 

to half a Day to appoint a Meeting 6 

to half a Day to meet Leachfield Select men ... 6 

to one Day Setling Town accompts 12 

to half a Day to appoint a meeting 6 

to one Day Laying out a Eoad 12 

to half a Day Setljng with Stark 6 

6 18 

the vote of the Town on this accompt is in page 354 (Derry- 
field Town Book No. 1) 

voted to pospoon the Eemainder of the 2 article til the ad- 
journment of this meeting also voted to Choose the Town 
Clark and Selectmen By written votes 

2 



26 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

3^^^ voted Asael Smith Town Clark 

also voted Major John webster Cap* Samuel moor & Lev* 
John Little Select men 

But Mrsers webster and Little Eefusing to Serve voted En- 
sign Joseph Sanders and Jonathan Euss Selectmen 

Voted Levt John Perham Constable 

voted Enos webster Abel Huse John Dustin w™ Perham 
Israel yong Ezekiel Stevens Jonathan Euss Survayrs of high- 
ways 

voted Abreham Merrill Juner Joshua Pierce and Ephraim 
Stevens Hog Eeaves 

Voted John Goffe and Joseph Sanders Survayrs of Lumber 

Voted to have a town Treasurer this year (viz) Levt John 
Little 

Voted to adjourn this meeting to the 25 Day of this In- 
stant march at one o Clock after Noon at this Place 

March the 25**^ 1783 

the Town met according to Adjournment at time and 
Place moderator and Clark present and the Meeting opened 

Voted to accept of the Town accompts as they have Bin 
Eed whitch is as followeth 

Mr Samuel Stark Constable for the Town of Derryfield 
for the year 1782 Stands Charged for two Lists Committed 
;to Him to Collect (viz) 

one State tax of 348—6—6 348— 6—6 

another of Nonresidents Land tax amounting to 8 — 18 — 6 
amounting in the whole to 357 — 4 — 

He dischargis himself as followeth 

£ s d 

for two Eecepts from the States Treasurer . . . 213 3 1 

also By orders and Eecepts from the Select men (viz) 

No 1 Abreham Merrills order 19 

2 Hugh Thompsons order 5 3 6 

3 Charls Emersons order 2 6 

4 Select mens Eecept 12 

5 Dito 18 

6 Dito 4 10 8 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 27 

No 7 Dito 646 

8 Dito '....180 

9 Dito 170 

10 order to County treasurer 2 11 

11 order to County treasurer 8 

Cast . . . 26 17 8 
State treasurers Eecept 213 3 1 

Total of Eecepts & orders 240 9 

■whitch Eeducted out of the total of the Tax 
bills Committed to him there Eemains in his 

hands 117—4—3 of whitch 107 14 

is Due to the States Treasurey and 3 17 

to the County treasurey for we fiend the State 

precipt to be 320 18 

and the County Precept 6 7 

whitch when Paid there will Eemain .... 679 

also we fiend Said Constable hes Givin a Note 
of hand on to the Select men on Town Behalf 
of 105 7 4 

for Stopages and Draw Backs allowed By the Court for whitch 

he hath the States Treasurers Eecepts 

whitch makes in his hand 111 — 15 — 1 of Towns money 
4^^ Voted to Eais fifty Dollars for preaching this year 
Voted that the Said Preaching Be had- Between the months 

of april and November 

Voted that Levt'John Perham Both hier the ministers and 

provide them there Board 

5 Voted Not to Eais aney money for Scooling |his year 

6 Voted Not to accept of James Germans Proposals Con- 
cerning James M'' Night Board and Estate 

7 Elizabeth Marcy vandewed and Struck of at the Loist 
Bid to Hugh Thompson for 20 Dollars per this present year 

8 Voted to allow the Soldiers there money as is Spessi- 
fyed in article 8*^^ of the fore going warrant 



28 MANCHESTEB HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

9 Voted to allow Levt Ebenezer Stevens his accompt for 
Borrowing money and Paying Soldiers whiteh is in the whole 
0—12—0 

Voted to Choose a Committy to Enquier into the affair of 
Levt Ebenezer Stevens and General Stark Concerning money 
Borrowed of Said Stark to Pay Soldiers 

Voted Lev* Jn° Little william perham and Asael Smith 
Be Said Committy 

IQthiy yQtg(i i-i^at the town allow Asael Smith £3—0—0 
for his Service as Town Clerk for the two years Last Past 

ll'y Voted to warn Town meetings as useual 

Voted to allow Lev*^ Jn° perham his accompt for provideing 
for the ministers Board whis in the whole £1 — — 

Voted Jn° Goffe Jur James Pierce and w™ Perham to be a 
Committy to See that the Elewives have free Cours up the 
Brook Called Great Cohass Brook 

Voted to Eeconsider a former vote pased in this meeting 
and Not to have aney treasurer this year but to Have Count- 
ers this year in Lew of a Town treasurer 

Voted Jn" Goffe Jun'' and Asael Smith Counters 

Voted to Reconsider a vote Passed this meeting Concern- 
ing Scooling and also voted to Pais £9 — — to Be Laid out 
to hier Scooling this year and also that the Selectmen Devide 
the town into four Districts according to Poles and Estate 
for the Scool to be kept in 

Voted to James Gorman that if the that if he the Said 
Gorman will Give Sufficant Bonds to the Select men to Clear 
'the Town of all Charge or Cost that Shall Ever hearaf ter 
arise from James Mcnight as a Town Charge for his Support 
But that he the Said James Gorman will provide for him 
'the Said Mcnight Both in Seckness and in health Sutch 
things as he hath Need of During his Natural Life and bury 
him desantly when Dead that Then the Town will Give up 
|to him the Said James Gorman all the Estate of the Said 
mcnight Both Reail and parsonal that he is Now Seas'* of and 
hath Delivered into the Care of the Selectmen of this town 
to take Care of and further more that if in Case that the Said 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 29 

James W Night Should Live more than two years from this 
Date (viz) after the 25 Day of march 1785 that then the town 
will give him the Said James Gorman 15 pounds over and 
above the Before mentioned Estate toards paing Said m^'nights 
Debts whitch Debts the Said Gorman is to Discharge So fer 
as they are Now known out of the Before mentioned Estate 
Eecorded the 26 Day of march 1783 

pr Asael Smith T: Clark 

State of New Hampshear Hillsborough S S 

To John Perham Constable for the Present year Greet- 
ing 

you are hearby Eequired in the Name of the Government 
and people of this State to warn all the freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law to 
vote in Town meetings that they assemble and meet at the 
meeting house in Said Town on tusday the therd Day of June 
Next at one o Clock in the after Noon to act on the following 
articles (viz) 

l^'' to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2*"^ to See if the Town will vote to make applecation to 
the general Court for Liberty to sell Barber Leslys Land in 
Derryfield in order for his Support and to See if the Town 
will vote to Choose a man or men to Licenced by the General 
Court to Sell and Convey the Same and to be accountable for 
the Same to the Town for the trust reposed in them, also 
what method the Town will take Said Leslys present Support 

3^^ to See if the free Holders of the Town will vote to 
Do aney thing toards the Eepairing the Meetinghouse in 
Derryfield and what they will Do toards it and what they 
will Do toards it and what method they will take take for 
the Same and whether the Town will vote to apply aney aney 
part of the money that was Eaised for preching to the Ee- 
pairing Said meeting house 

4'y to See if the town will vote to abate Benjaman pils- 
berry his Eates or aney part there of that are Dew to the 
Several Constables 



30 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Make proper Eeturn of this warrant and your Doings 
thereon on or Before the Day for holding Said meeting 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this Six- 
teenth Day of may 1783 

Jonathan Russ 

Samuel Moor 

Joseph Sanders 

Select men 

Derryfield June 3^ 1783 

Eeturned properly By 

Jn° perham Cons^ 

Derryfield June the third 1783 

at a town meeting hild at the meeting house in Derryfield 
Legally Conveand 

Voted 1 Lev*^ John Hall moderator 

Voted 2*^^' to make applycation to the General Court 
for Liberty to Sell Barber Leslys land and also voted that 
Joseph Sanders and John Goffe appointed to apply to the 
General Court for Licence to Sell the Same and that they 
Shall Be accountable for the Same to this town and that the 
Select men take Care of Said Lesly til further orders 

Voted to Eais one hundred Dollars and to apply the Same 
toards Eepairing the meeting house in Derryfield and that 
the Same Be Eaised this present year the one half in money 
and the other half in Labour and Sutable meterials Sutch as 
Shall Be Excepted by the Committy that Shall be Hear 
after Choosen for that purpus 

Voted that Major Webster Lev* Dan^ hall and Samuel 
Stark Be a committy to provide meterials and Labourers to 
Do the work and to Eepair the meeting house So fer as the 
afore Said Hundred Dollers will Do 

Eecorded this 5 Day of June 1783 

pr Asael Smith T: Clark 

State of New Hampshear Hillsborough S S 
To Levt John Perham Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field Greeting 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 31 

you are hearby Eequired in the Name of the Gouernment 
and people of this State to warn all the freeholders Inhabi- 
tants of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law to vote 
in Town meetings that they assemble and meet at the meet- 
ing house in Said Derryfield on thursday the forteenth Day 
of this Instant August at one oclock in the afternoon to act 
on the following articles (viz) 

l^"y to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2^^ to Draw one man from the Box to Serve as a pittit 
Jurior at the Next Inferior Court to Be holden at Amharst 
in and for Said County on the Last monday of this Instant 
august upon the adjournment 

hear of fail not and make proper Eeturn of this warrant 
(and your Doings thereon to my Self on or Before the Day 
for holding Said meeting 

Given under my hand and Seal at Derryfield on the forth 
Day of august 1783 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

Derryfield August the 14*^ 1783 

at a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield 
Legaly warned and Convsand then voted Levt Dan^ Hall 
moderator & Drew David Rowel to serve at the Next Inferior 
Court to Be holden at amharst on monday the 25 Day of this 
Instant August upon adjournment 

Recorded this 15 Day of August 1783 

pr me Asael Smith T: Clerk 



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36 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of New Hampshear Hillsborough S S 

To Lev* John perham Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field Greeting 

You are Hearby Requered in the Name of the Gouernment 
and people of this State to Levy and Collect of the Several 
parsons Named in the List Hearwith Committed to you Each 
parson his proportion Respectively there in Set Down the 
Sum Total of Sutch Lists one hundred and fifty one pounds 
teen Shillings and Nine pence, you are to Collect and pay 
into treasurey of this State in manner following agreeable to 
an act of this State for the use of Said State (viz) to Be paid 
in Gold or Silver or in those articles mentioned of february 
the 25''^ 1783 not Having that act But there is an act of 
march the first 1783 whitch we Suppose to Contain the 
Same articles (viz) Sertificates for Intrest on publick Securi- 
ties for this State and orders Drawn on the Treasurer the one 
half to Be paid By the first Day of august Next the other 
half on or Before the thirteenth Day of December Next and 
the Remainder of Said State Tax with all the other Taxes 
Contained in Said List you are to pay to us the Select men 
in manner following (viz) fifteen pounds in money for Re- 
pairing the meeting house and fifteen poimds in Labour and 
meterials which the people are to have Liberty to Bring in. 
But on ther Neglect you are to pay the whole thirty pounds 
to us By the first Day of November next and the Remainder 
of the State tax the minister and Scool tax to be paid to us 
by the first Day of february Next and if aney person or per- 
sons Neglect or Refuse to pay the Several Sums that are 
Respective assesed you are to observe and follow the Rules 
and Directions of the law of this State in Levying and Col- 
lecting the Same 

Given under our hands and Seal at Derryfield this Ninth 

Day of July 1783 

Jonathan Russ 

Samuel Moor 

Joseph Sanders 

Select men 
Recorded this 16'^^ Day of August 1783 

Asa el Smith T: Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 37 

State of New hampshear Hillsborough S s 

To Lev* John perham Constab of the Town of Derryfield 
Greeting 

you are hearby Eequired in the Name of the gournment 
and people of this. State to warn all the freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of this Town Quallifyed By Law to vote in Town- 
meetings that they assemble and meet at the meetinghouse 
at the meetinghouse in Said Town to act on the following 
articles (viz) 

first to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

Secondly to Choose one man to Serve as a grand Jurior 
at the Superior Court of Judicature to Be holden at amharst 
on the fourth Tuesday of September instant 

thirdly to Draw one man to Serve as a pettit Jurior at the 
Same Court 

forthly to Choose one man to Serve as a Grand Jurior at 
the next Inferior Court of Common pleas to Beholden at 
amharst on the first Tuesday of October Next 

fifthly to Draw one man to Serve as a pettit Jurior at the 
Court of General Sessions of the pleas to Beholden at Am- 
harst on the first Thursday Next following the first Tuesday 
of October Next 

Hearof fail not and mak Return of this warrant and your 
Doings thereon to my Self on or Before the Day for holding 
said meeting 

Given under my hand and Seal at Derryfield the Second 
Day of September 1783 

Asael Smith T: Clerk 

1 have posted this warrant according to Custome 

John perham Constable 

at a meeting of the fore going warrant holden in Derry- 
field on Septembr the 16^^ 1783 

1'^ voted General John Stark moderator 

2 voted Ensign Joseph Sanders Grand Jourior to Serve 
at the Superior Court of Judicature to be holden at amharst 
on the fourth tuesday of this Instant September 



38 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

3'y Drawn William Nutt to Serve as a pettit Jurior at 

Same Court 

4""y voted James Gorman to Serve as as a Grand Jurior 
at the Infireor Court of Common pleas to be holden at am- 
harst on the first Tuesday of October Next 

5'y Drawn John Griffin Juner to Serve as a pettit Jurior 
at the Court of General Sessions of the peas to Be holden at 
amharst on the first Thursday Next following the first Tues- 
day of October Next 

Eecordid this l?*'^ Day of Sep* 1783 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of New hampshear Hillsborough S s 

To Levt John Perham Constable of the Town of Derry- 
field greeting 

you are hearby Eequired in the Nam of the Government 
and people of this State to warn all the freeholders and other 
Inhabitents of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law to 
vote In town meetings that they assemble and meet at the 
meetinghouse on tuesday the 16**^ Day of September Next at 
one oclock in the afternoon to act on the following articles 

l^y To Choos a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2^y To See if the town will vote to Axcept of the plan 
of government Especelly that part that is not yet Confirmed 
By the Convention or what vote they will pass 

3 To See if the Town will vote to give there Eepresente- 
tive Instructions in an Especian manner with Eespect To the 
Eigheth artcale in the Confederation of the united Stats and 
wheather the Town will vote to Comply with the Eecommin- 
dation of Congress for altering the Same 

4'y To See if the Town will vote to those that Serve as 
Juriors the present year to be paid as vacval (usual) 

Make proper Eeturn of this warrant and your Doings 
there on on or be fore the Day for holding 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this twenty 
Ninth Day of august 1783 

Jonathan Euss 
Sam^ Moor 
Joseph Sanders 
Select men 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 39 

Derryfield Septemb^ y« IG''^ 1783 

warned the people By posting the warrant as vseval (usual) 

John Perham Constable 

Derryfield Sep* y^ IG*'^ 1783 

at a meeting of the freeholders and other Inhabitants of 
this Town Legally Convean*^ 

voted General John Stark Esq'' moderator 

voted to Choose a Committy to Consider of the plan of 
Gouernment 

voted that Said Committy Consist of Seven 

voted that General John Stark major John webster Levt 
John Hall John Goffe Jr Levt John perham Ensign Sameel 
Stark James Gorman Be Said Committy 

voted also to Eefar the Consideration of the therd article 
of the warrant respecting the 8 article of the Confederation 
to the Said Committy Before mentioned 

5thiy voted that pettit Juriors are paid as vseval 

voted to adjourn this meeting to tuesday the 23** Day of 
this Instant at one oclock after Noon 

Eecorded this 17*^^ Day of Septemb' 1783 

Asael Smith T: Clerk 

Derryfield September y® 23 Day 

Met according to Adjournment And voted to adjourn this 
meeting to Lev* John Halls west Room 

voted John Goife Ju^ Clerk P T 

voted unannemus that they Except of the Eeport of the 
Committy Eespecting the plan of Gouernment 

voted that the Claus in the Eight^ article of Confederation 
Stand as it Now is 

Derryfield October the 16**^ 1783 

Agreable to a vote of the Town of Derryfield the Select 
men Have Divided the Town into four Destricts for the 
Benefit of Scooling there Children 

the first Division Begining at the upper End of the Town 
on the Eiver Eoad Including all the Inhabitants as fer Down 
as John Browns 



40 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the Next Division from John Browns all the Inhabitants 
on the River Road to Letchfield Line the third Division 
Begining at Hugh Thompsons and Ebenezer Stevenses and 
Down the Road toards Derry to John Littles and on the other 
Road By John Dustins Including John Dickey and So on 
to Chester Line By Major websters Including Hesletine. the 
forth Division Including from Huses to Derry Line also the 
Road by Ameys Place to Derry Line Including all the Inhab- 
itants Not Included in the other Districts 

Jonathan Russ 
Joseph Sanders 
Samuel Moor 

Select Men 
Recorded Decem^' y^ 16^^ 1783 

pr Asael Smith T. Clerk 

The List of Taxes for the year 1783 on the Nonresidents 
Land in the Town of Derryfield 

No. £ s d 

Capt Hugh Hill 22 3 

Jacob Gilman 23 2 

Persons Richerson | 35 1 

Benjamin Smith | 35 1 

Wiir Healey 36 2 

Clement meshervy 37 2 

George Jeffrey Esq'' 39 2 

Ebenezer Lovrin 40 2 

Jotham Tilton | 44 1 

Jeremiah Sandburn -J 45 1 

Jacob Stanyon ^ 46 1 

Nathaniel Sanburn -J 47 1 

Joseph Bacheler -I 48 1 

Enoch Sanburn ^ 49 1 6 

Capt Joseph Sherburn 50 2 

Jonathan Kimball 51 2 

asa Swinerton ^ 52 1 6 

Jonathan Dearburn i 52 1 9 



EARLY RECORDS OP DERRYFIELD. 41 

Eiehard Wibirt Esqr 53 3 6 

Cap* Henrey Sherburn ^ 60 1 

Stephen Johnson 61 2 

Benjamin Hall ^ 60 1 

Cap* Joseph Tilton i 62 1 

Person Kichardson ^ 62 1 

Moses Blake 63 2 

Ebenezer Stephens 65 2 

Co^ Shadreck walton 102 1 

Nathaniel Bachelor 104 1 3 

philip Tole 105 2 6 

Eobart Clarks Heirs 7026 

a goar of Land Lying Southerly of general 

Starks Land Supposed to Be Common 

Land 013 

the following Lots are what was Deny and mason Claim 

Xo. £ -s d 

Capt John Grays Farm 22 4 6 

George Corning 020 

Tobias warmer 82 2 

Bushnals Lote so Called 2 

John mclentock 020 

Eobart Mcgregor Esq' 2 

Joseph Blanchard Esq'' 2 6 

, mr Halls Heirs 016 

William Stickney esqrs heirs 2 6 

James Martin 036 

Moor & Melarey 020 

^ Jonathan Euss 

Sam^ Moor 
Joseph Sanders 

Select men 

Eecorded December the 16*^^ 1783 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

3 



42 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

1784 
March Meeting 

Derryfield february the 14*'' 1784 

then Laid out a Eoad for the use and Benefit of the Town 
of Derryfield Begining at a pitch pine tree Standing on the 
Eoad Leading to Londonderry By Lev* John perhams: and 
at the South Side of Sai^ perhams paster, thence Runing 
Easterly By marked trees to the falling Ground at the South 
Side of Said perhams paster, thence by marked trees Standing 
on the Southerdly side of Said Eoad to a white oak tree By 
Emersons fence thece By marked trees to the Corner of 
Ceasor Grifl&ns fence to the other Road that Leads from 
Huses to Ceasor Grifi&ns by Marked trees on the North Side 
of Said Road to the westerly Side of the widdow Symonds's 
Land thence on the westerly Sid^ of the widdow Symonds's 
land to the Road that Leads from Derryfield meetinghouse 
to Londonderry. 

Said Eoad is Laid out two Rods wide with our allowance of 
Six Dollars pr acre for the Land west of Ceasor Griffins and 
the other Land fifteen Shillings pr acre By us 

Joseph Sanders 
Samuel Moor 
Jonathan Russ 

Select Men • 
Recorded this IS*"^ Day of March 1784 

pr Asael Smith Town Clerk 

1784 

March Meeting Warrant 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough S S 
To Lev* John Perham Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field Greeting 

you are Hearby Commanded in the Name of the Govern- 
ment and people of this State to warn all the freholders and 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEBRYFIELD. 43 

Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield Quallyfyed By Law 
to vote in Town meetings at the meeting house in Derryfield 
on the first monday of march Next at ten o:Clock in the fore- 
noon to act on the following articles (viz) 

l^'' to Choose a moderator to Regulate Said meeting 

21y to Choose all there Town of&cers for the Corrant year 

Sly to Bring in there vots for a president of Said State 
also to Bring in there vots for two Senetors for the County 
of hillsborough in the State agreable to the New Constitu- 
tion 

4'' to See if the Town will vote to have aney preaching 
this year and how much and how much and what method 
the Town will take to provide preaching and how where the 
ministers Shall Be entertained 

5'y to See if the Town will vote to Rais aney money for 
Scooling the Corrant year and how much 

61y to See if the Town will vote to Benjamin and Isaac 
George the money that was Eeducted out of there wagers as 
they Did the other Soldiers that went out in the three jeara 
Servis for this Town 

7'^^y to See if the Town will vote to pay those that may 
Serve as pettit Juriors the corrant year as useual 

8'^ to See if the Town will vote to hear the Town ac- 
compts and approve or Disapprove thereof 

9^^ to See what meathod the Town will take to Call 
Town meetings the Corrant year 

10*^y to See what meathod the Town will take to Sup- 
port Elizeheth marcy the present year 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this twelveth 
Day of February A ^ 1784 pr 

Janathan Euss 
Samuel Moor 
Joseph Sanders 

Select men 



44 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of iSTew hampshire Hillsborough S S 

To Lev* John Hall Ensign Joseph Sanders and John Goffe 
Jun' Select men of Derryfield or there SuckSeessors in Ca- 
pasity 

where as I the Subscriber threw the providence of God am 
Becom Incapable of taking Care of my Self and Estate 
therefore Give up my Self and Estate to your manadgment 
allowing that you Dispose of the Same at your Discration and 
Beg that you would tacke Such Care of my Parson as you 
think proper 

goffstown March the 29*^ 1784 

As witness my hand and Seal this day 

Barber Leslie (Seal) 
in presents of us 

John Dustin 

Job Dow 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 
Goff&towne March the 29"^ 1784 

then the above Named Barber Leslie appeared and ac- 
knowledged the above writen Instrument by him sign^ to 
be his free act and Deed 
before me 

Eobert Mc gregore Jus* Peace 

Eecorded this 16^^ Day of June 1784 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

Advertisemejs^t — 

Derrifield. Countey of Hilsborough June the 25*^ 1784 
Astrayed Horse Taken Up In Damieg fessent And In In- 
cloused By the advertiser on Thursday 

His Coller is a Dark Brown with a Black head Tail and 
Maine and the off hind Foot white & A Small White Spot 
In his forehead Likewise he has Got A Powell In his Brest 

James Nutt 

Eecorded the 28"' Day of June 1784 

pr Asael Smith T: Clark 



eaely records of dereyfield. 45 
The Town Tax for the Year 1783 

£ s d 

Sam^ Stark 1 11 1 

Epheram Kollf . 12 

Geni John Stark 2 16 3 

John Stark Jun' 080 

John Eey ..150 

John Russ 16 

Jonathan Russ 128 

John Green 092 

David Rowel Ill 

Joseph farmor 1 11 10 

Ens David farmor 14 4 

John Jaques 106 

Ezekiel Stevens ' . 2 11 5 

Abraham merrill 1 12 

David merrill 12 

Nathaniel merrill 13 

John Brown 096 

Ens Abraham Berrill 17 2 

Nathaniel Baker 14 2 

Ens Joseph Sanders 13 7 

John Griffin 12 5 

John Griffin Juner 14 4 

Theophelius Griffin 12 

Asael Smith 12 

William Nutt 200 

John Nutt 080 

Enos Webster ..Ill 

William palmor 119 

Col John Goffe 5 10 

Cap* Sam^ Moor 284 

John Goffe Juner 1 16 6 

James Gorman . . , 1 15 4 

Joshua Blodget 15 4 

Dan^ Blodget 025 



46 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Hugh Thompson 167 

Parker 076 

James Thompson 080 

Lev* Ebenezer Stevens 269 

Epheram Stevens 16 5 

Israel Young 17 10 

Lev* Daniel HaU 170 

Lev* John Hall 1 15 2 

Andrew foster 13 2 

Lev* John Little 1 16 2 

Abel Huse 1 19 6 

Isaac Huse 1 19 6 

Elezabeth Symonds 083 

Joseph Symonds 093 

Geasor Griffen 19 9 

Benjaman Pilsbarry 099 

Joshua Pierce 17 7 

Jonathan Porter 10 3 

wiir Mcintire 130 

James pierce 17 7 

Luke witthe 13 5 

David Sessions 12 5 

major John "Webster 1 17 4 

Jonathan Hesletine 18 

John Dickey 1 10 

wiir Gamble 2 14 1 

John Dustin 153 

Abreham Amey 052 

will" Perham 1 16 8 

Moses Davis 209 

Daniel Davis 080 

John Davis 080 

Charles Emerson 123 

peter Emerson 19 2 

Mrs Eebeckah perham 8 10 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERBYFIELD. 47 

Levt John perham 313 

Bishop Coston 080 



total ... 77 13 7 

Recorded this 32 Day of December 1784 

P^ Asael Smith T: Clerk 

March Meeting for 1784 

at a meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitants of the 
Town of Derryfield Legally Conveand at the meetinghouse 
in Said Derryfield on monday the T* Day of March 1784 

l^y Voted Lev* John Hall moderator 

voted to Adjourn this meeting to Lev* John Halls west 
Eome also voted to Choose the Select men & Town Clerk and 
Constable by written votes 

2^y voted Asael Smith Town Clerk 

voted Ensign Joseph Sanders and John Goffe & Ensign 
Samuel Stark Select men But Stark they after voted Levt 
John Hall in his Sted 

voted Cap* Sam^ More Constable 

voted to Carry on the Eemaining part of this meeting By 
hand vote 

voted John Russ David Merrill John Griffin Jun"" Lev* 
John Perham mr Abel Huse Archabald Gamble and Lev* 
Dan^ Hall survayrs of high ways 

voted the Select men fence viewers & prisers of Dam- 
mage 

voted Ensign Joseph Sanders John Puss and John Goffe 
D° of Lumber 

voted David Eowel & Ceasor Griffin Hoggreaves 

voted to Adjourn this meeting to the 16 Day of march In- 
stant at teen oclock Before Noon at this place 

march the 16*^^ 1784 

the town met and the meeting opened the moderator and 
Clerk present 

voted Lev* John Hall selectmen 



48 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

voted mr Abel Huse and Enos webster tything men 

voted Lev' Daniel Hall and James Thompson Counters for 
the Town 

voted James Pierce & Charles Emerson fish wardins on 
Coass 

votes for a president of the State are as follow: (viz) 

No. of Vote 

3"* for Josiah Bartlet 17 votes 

John Langdon 9 

John Calf 1 

votes for Senniters as follows 

Gen> Nickels 13 

Esq' Bailey 9 

Lev' John Orr 2 

Gen^ Stark 1 

Esq Blood 1 

Joseph Blanchard 1 

Esqr Eobart M^ Gregr 1 

Esqr Abbot 1 

4'' voted to Rais £ 15 for preaching & to Choose a Com- 

mitty to Dispose thereof there for 

voted Isriel young Lev' John Perham & Docter John Dus- 

tin a Committy to provide Said praeching and to entertain 

the preachers at Disgression 

5*' voted Not to Pais aney money for a Scool this time 
6" voted that the Select men Pais the money this year to 

pay the Soldiers the money that was Reducted out of there 

wagers that they have not Received 

7'' voted to pay the pittit Juriers as useual 

8" voted the Town accompts Be Excepted as follow (viz) 

we the Subscribers haveing Examined the Towne accompts 

fiend them as follow (viz) 

Levt John Perham Stands Charged 

the State Tax 253 8 2 

The Non Resident Land Tax 3 15 

the Town Tax is 60 8 5 

the total of the State & Town Tax is . . . . 217 11 7 



EARLY RKCOBDS OF DBKRYFIELD. 49 

the Constable Dischargis him Self in the following man- 
ner (viz) 

By orders And Recepts thus 

No of orders and Recepts from the Select Men 

1 order to pay Lev*^ John Hall Six Shillings for 

the Expence of the Committy that meet to 
give Instructions to Esq' Clagit our Rep- 
resentetive 060 

2 a Recept for 6/8 to mr Sanders to pay moses 

Chandler 068 

3 order 4 — 10 — to mr Charls Emerson paid to 

Amos martin 4 10 

4 Recept of 1 — 4 — paid to mr Morrison for 

preaching 140 

5 order to David merrill for 7 — 7 — 7 Reducted 

out of his wagers 777 

6 order to John Goffe Jur 4 — — for Support 

of ann M° Night 400 

7 order to Ensign Sanders 4 — 16 — paid to 

moses Chandler Soldier 4160 

8 order for 1 — 10 — paid to amos martin ... 1 10 



Total of orders . . . 24 3 

there Remains in the Constables hands 193 — 11 — 8 151 — 
10 — 9 of which is Dew to the States Treasurer and 42 — — 5 
Towns money 

Attest 
^ Asael Smith 

John Goffe 
Town Counters 

voted to Allow Levt John Perham his accompt for Enter- 
taining the the Ministers as f olloweth (viz) 
to Six Sabaths Entertaining the Reverand John 

Striklen 1 16 



50 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

to two Sabaths of mr John Allen 12 

to one Sabath of mr William Morison 6 

the above accompt for Victuaels Lodging & hors 

Keeping sd time 

Total ... 2 14 

and for Carrying Thomas Hall to Goffstown time & 

expence 12 

and for the Docters Dressing Said Halls wounds .076 

voted to pospoon the allowing the accompts of 
the Select men for the presant 

voted that the warrants for the Town meetings 
this year Shall be posted at the Houses of General 
John Stark Lev* John Hall and John Goffe in 
Derryfield 

voted to Abate the following Taxis in mr farmors 
List (viz) 

to Thomas Newman 152 

to Peter Emerson 096 

to Benjamin Pilsberry 12 9 

the aboue is New Emettion. ... 2 7 5 
abatement in Silver money 

general Stark 2 12 5 

peter Emerson 096 

Benjamin Pilsberry 11 7 

Thomas Xewman 16 6 

Total of Silver money . . . 4 12 11 

voted to allow Lev' John Hall for Time and expence giving 
Instructions to our Representetive 16 

voted that Elizabeth Marcy go at the Lowist 
Bidder and She was Bidd off at 43/ pr year in open 
meeting 2 3 

Recorded this 21^' Day of march 1784 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 



EAELY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 61 

Derryfield feb' 1784 

Eeceived of mr Joseph fermor Constable State County 
and Town Tax in full for the year 1781 

Pr us 

Joseph Sanders 
Sam^ Moor 

Select Men 

State of New Hamps hear Hills Borough S S 

To Capt Samuel moor Constable of Derryfield greeting 

In the Name of the government and people of this State 
you are hearby Required to warn all the freeholders and other 
Inhabitants Quallifyed By Law to vote in town meetings 
that they assemble and meet at the meetinghouse on tues- 
day the twenty first Day of September Instant at one of the 
Clock in the after Noon then and there When meet 

l^y to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2^' to See what method the Town Will take for the fur- 
ther Support of Barber Lesley 

3^y to See if the Town Will Choose a Committy to Settle 
with those men that have kept Barber Lesley and see What 
is Dew for his Support Sence he hath Bin under the Care 
of the Select men 

4^5' to See if the Town will vote to Rais aney more money 
for the further repair ing the meetinghouse 

5^^ to See what the Town will Do Relating to a highway 
that was Laid out and Recorded through peter & Abijah 
Emersons Land which they Say is greatly Injurious to their 
estats and under Improvement which they Refuse to Let 
Be opened un Less By a Cours of Law and to act thereon 

6^^ to Choose a Survayr for the upper Destrect in the 
Eoome of John Russ who hes Removed out of Said Distrect 
and is also disanabeled by a wound 

and make Return of this warrant and your Doings there 
on to us on or Before the Day for holding Said meeting 



62 Ml.NCnESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Given under our hands and Seal at Derryfield the third 

Day of September 1784 ^ , ^ ^ 

John Gorte 

John Hall 

Select men 

Recorded this 22 Day of September 1784 

pr me Asael SmitK Town Clerk 

Derryfield September the 2P* 1784 

at a meeting of the Inhabitents of this Town Legully warnd 
and Conveand voted 

1** Lev^ John Hall moderator 

2'' voted that Barber Lesley Remain in the Select mens 
Care as usual til the anaual march meetin 

3'' voted that william perham Israel young and Ezekiel 
Stevens Be a Committy to Recon and make a final Settlement 
with those persons that have kept Barber Lesley according 
to the Best of their abbilities and Disgression 

4"^' voted to Rais fifty Dollars the present year toards 
Repairing the meeting house 

5'' voted to Dismis the 5 article 

6^ voted James Thompson Survayr of high ways for the 
upper Distrect in Rome of John Russ Removed away and 
Lame 

Recorded the 22 Day of September 1784 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of New Hampshear Hillsborough S S 

To Cap* Sam* Moor Constable of the Town of Derryfield 
greeting 

In the Name of the government and people of this State 
you arc hcarby Required to warn all the freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of the town of Derryfield Quallifyed By 
Law to vote in Town meetings that they assemble and meet 
at the meeting house on tuesday the twenty first Day of 
September Instant then and there when meet 

1 to Choose a moderator to Regulate Said meeting 



EAELY RECOBDS OF DERRYFIELD. 53 

2^' to Choose one man of those Duly Quallifyed to Serve 
as a grand Jurior at the Superior Court to Be holden at am- 
harst on the 4 tusday of September Instant 

3^y to Choose one man to Serve as a pettit Jurior at 
Same Court 

4^y to Choose one man to Serve as a grand Jurior at the 
Court of General Sessions of the peace to Be holden at am- 
harst on the first thursday Next followine the first tuesday 
of October Next and make Eeturn of this warrant and your 
doings thereon to my Self on or Before the Day for holding 
Said meeting 

Given under my hand and Seal at Derryfield this 8*^ Day 
of September 1784 

Asael Smith T: Clerk. 

Pursuant to the fore going warrant the Town meet and 
voted John Goffe moderator and Likewise voted Theophelius 
Griffin grand Jurior for the Superior Court and John Goffe 
Juner pettit Jurior for the Superior Court and Abel Huse 
Grand Jurior at the Court of General Sessions of the pease to 
Be holden at Amharst in October Next 

Eecorded the 22 Day of Sep^ 1784 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S s 

To Cap* Samuel Moor Constable for the present year 
greeting 

You are hearby Eequired in the Name of the government 
and people of Said State to Levee and Collect of the Several 
persons Named in this List hearwith Committed to you to 
Collect of Each person his proportion Kespectively Set Down 
against his Name the Sum total of this List you are to pay 
out of this Tax the Sum of one pound Six Shillings and Six 
pence in to the County Treasurer By the Last Day of Decem- 
ber Next and the Remaining Sumes to Be paid to us or Suc- 
cessors in office as followes agreeable to the Sundrey Votes 



54 MANCHBSTEE HI8T0KIC COLLECTIONS. 

of the Town (viz) fifteen pounds for preaching and thirty 
pound for Soldiers Reduction Money thirty three pounds 
Dew from the Town on Interest and twelve pounds for Re- 
pairing the Meeting house and the Remainder of the Whole 
List for Defraying Town Charges 

you are Required to Collect and pay the above Sumes to 
us or order on or Before the first Tuesday of febniary Next 
and if aney person or persons Neglect or Refuse to pay the 
Several Sums are Respectively assessed to them you are to 
follow the Rules and Directions of the Law of this State in 
Levying and Collecting the Same 

and this Shall Be your Sufficant warrant 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this first 
Day of November A d 1784 

John Hall 
John Goffe 

Select Men 

Town and County Tax for 1784 

£ 3 d 

Sam' Stark 313 

Gen John Stark 5 12 6 

John Stark Jur 10 11 

Ephrain Rollf 15 5 

John Key 1 12 3 

David Sessions 1 2 11 

John Brown 18 

David Rowel 170 

Joseph farmor 2 11 5 

David fcrmor 16 

John Green 090 

Ezokiel Stevens 2 12 6 

John Jaques 1 13 4 

Benj Stevens 090 

Abreham Merrill 250 

David Merrill 182 

Nathan' Merrill *'ll8 

Andrew foster 10 11 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 65 

Abreham Merrill '.130 

Joseph Sanders 183 

John Griffin 18 

John Griffin Ju"^ 16 3 

Theophelius Griffin 13 6 

Asael Smith 16 9 

William Nutt 3 14 2 

John Nutt 090 

Enos Webster 1 8 11 

William palmor 162 

Col John Goffe 145 

Capt Samuel Moor 359 

John Goffe 1 14 

Reuben Moor 096 

lehabod Martin 090 

James Gorman 170 

Joshua Blodget 126 

Timothy Stevens 090 

Doc* John Dustin 15 

Hugh Thompson 200 

James Thompson 11 8 

Lev*^ Ebenezer Stevens 3 14 3 

Ephraim Stevens 109 

Israel Young 1 10 9 

Lev* Daniel Hall 1 10 9 

Lev* John Hall 1 14 3 

William Hall 11 9 

John Dustin 212 

William Gamble ^ 3 3 11 

William Gamble Jur 14 

Archable Gamble 11 9 

John Dickey 1 16 9 

Maj'" John Webster 289 

Mc Intire farm 17 6 

Jonathan Hesletine 182 

Lev* John Little 288 

John Mc Neal 19 1 



i)6 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

Stevans and merrills mill 090 

Abel Huse 260 

Isaac Huse 260 

Wid° Elizabeth Symonds 15 3 

Joseph Symonds 16 2 

Luke witthe 1 14 9 

James Pierce 1 18 9 

Ceazor Griffin 1 15 3 

Levt John perham 453 

Wid° Kebeckah perham 12 3 

Bishop Coston 090 

Charles Emerson 152 

Peter Emerson 18 11 

Abijah Emerson 18 11 

Moses Davis 410 

Daniel Davis 090 

John Davis 090 

Will"" perham 256 

abreham amey 135 

George amey 090 

Richard ^Mabarry 090 

"William Page 090 

John Euss 1 8 10 

The Town and County Tax is 111 4 8 

By my Cast 

State Tax for 1784 

£ s d 

Samuel Stark 176 

Ephraim Eollf 10 3 

Gen John Stark 3 15 

John Stark Ju' 073 

John Key 116 

David Sessions 15 3 

John Brown 12 

David Eowel 18 

Joseph Fermor 1 14 3 



EAELY RECORDS OF DEERYFIELD. 57 

Ens David farmer 11 1 

John Green 060 

Ezekiel Stevens 1 15 

Abreham Merrill 140 

David Merrill 18 9 

Nathaniel Merrill 14 5 

Andrew foster 073 

Abreham Merrill Jr 14 8 

Ensj Joseph Sanders 18 10 

John Griffin 13 

John Griffin Jr 10 10 

Theophelius Griffin 090 

Asael Smith 11 2 

William Nutt 1 16 1 

John Nutt . . .■ 6 

Enos Webster 19 3 

Con^ John Goffe 10 3 

Capt Samuel Moor 2 3 10 

John Goffe Jur 12 8 

James Gorman 18 

John Jaques 123 

Timothy Stevens 060 

Benjman Stevens 060 

Doc* John Dustin 10 3 

William palmor 17 5 

Eeuben moor 064 

Ichabod martin 064 

Joshua Blodget 15 

Hugh Thompson 1 6 10 

James Thompson "I 079 

Lev*^ Ebenezer Stevens 295 

Ephraim Stevens 13 10 

Israel Young 106 

Lev* Daliel Hall 106 

Lev* John Hall 1 2 10 

Wiir Hall 7 10 

John Dustin 175 

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58 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Wiir Gamble 227 

Will"' Gamble 9 4 

Archable Gamble 7 10 

John Dickey 146 

Major John webster 1 12 6 

Meintires farm 11 8 

Jonatiian Ilesletine 18 9 

Lev' John Little 1 12 5 

John C M'^ Neal 13 1 

Abel Huse 1 10 8 

Isaac Huse 1 10 8 

Wid" Elizabeth Symonds 0102 

Joseph Symonds 10 9 

Luke Witthe 132 

Moses Merrill 060 

James pierce 1 5 10 

Ceasor Griffin 136 

Lev* John perham 2 17 

Wid° Rebeckah perham 082 

Bishop Coston 060 

Charles emerson 16 9 

peter Emerson 12 7 

Abijah Emerson 12 7 

Moses Davis 2 14 

Daniel Davis 060 

John Davis 060 

William perham 1 10 4 

Abreham amey 15 7 

George amey 060 

Richard Mabarry 060 

Stevens & merrills mill 060 

William page 060 

John Russ 19 



The State Tax is . . . 76 18 

By my Cast 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 59 

State of New hampshear Hillsliorough S s 

To Capt Samuel Moor Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field in the County and State aforesaid Greeting 

you are hearby Eequired in the Name of the government 
and people of this State to Levee and Collect of the several 
people Named in this List hearwith Committed to you to 
Collect of Each person his proportion Eespectively Set Down 
against his Name the Sum total in this List You are Re- 
quired to pay out of this List into the States Treasurey the 
Sum of Sixty Nine pound pounds one Shilling and three 
pence in Specie orders Drawn By the president on the Treas- 
urer on in Sertifycates for Interest Drawn By the Treasurer 
or Continantal Lone officer of this State which Sum you must 
Cans to Be paid By first Day of march Next and the Ee- 
mainder you must pay to us or our order By the first monday 
of march Next and if aney person or persons Neglect or 
Refuse to pay the Several Sums Eespectively assed you are 
to observe and follow the Eules and Directions of the Law of 
this State in Leveing and Collecting the Same and this 
Shall Be your Sufficant warrant 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this first Day 
of November A d 1784 

John Hall John Goffe Select men 

Eecord this 7* Day of November 1784 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

The Nonresident Land Tax for the year 1784 

No. £ s (1 f 

Nathaniel Sambjtirn ^ 47 1 

Capt hugh Hill 22 3 

Jacob Gilman 23 2 

person Richardson ^ 35 1 

Benjaman Smith ^ 35 1 

Wiir Healey 36 2 

Clemment Misharey 37 2 

George Jeffrey Esqr 39 2 

Ebenezer Lovrin 40 2 



60 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Jotham Tilton i 44 

Jeremiah Sandburn i 45 

Jacob Stanyon i 46 

Joseph Bacheler i 48 

Enoch Sanburn i 49 

Capt Joseph Sherburn 50 

Jonathan Kimball 51 

Asa Swinerton ^ 52 

Jonathan Dearburn ^ . . -J 52 

Eichard wibert Esq 53 

Capt Henrey Sherburn i 60 

Stephen Johnson 61 

Benjaman Hall i 60 

Cap* Joseph Tilton ^ 62 

Person Richardson i 62 

Moses Blake 63 

Ebenezer Stevens 65 

Col Shadrick Walton 102 

Nathaniel Bacheler 104 

philip Tole 105 

Hobart Clarks Heirs 7 

a gore of Land South of General Starks 
supposed to Be Common Land .... 

Capt John Graggs farm 22 

George Corning 

Tobias warner 82 

Bushnels Lot So cal'' 

John M° clenteck 

Robert M'' Gragor Est 

Joseph Blanchard Est 

Mr Halls Heirs 

w™ Stickneys heirs 

Mr Parkers Heirs 

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EAKLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 61 

w™ page 012 

Adam Dickey 013 

Daniel Blodget 066 

State of New hamp shear Hillsborough S S 
' To Cap* Samuel moor Constable of the Town of Derry- 
field Greeting 

In the Name of the gouernment and people of this State 
you are hear by Eequired to Levy and Collect of the Several 
Persons or oners of Non Eesident Land hearwith Com- 
mitted to you to Collect of Each person the Sum Eespectively 
Sot Down against his Name or Number of Lots which Being 
a County and State tax 

NevertheLess you Being allready ordered in the other List 
Commited to you to Collect to pay the whole of the State 
and county precept therefore you are Eequired to pay the 
Sum Total to us by the Last Day of Febuary Next to Defray 
town Charges And if Not paid to us By Said time to Be 
forthwith paid to our Sucsesers in office and you are to observe 
and follow the Eules and Directions of the Law of this 
State in Levying and Collecting the same 

and this Shall Be your Sufficant warrant 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this Seventh 
Day of December Anno Dom. 1784 

John Hall 
John Goffe 

Select men 

Eecorded this 22 Day of December 1784 

Pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of New hamp shear Hillsborough S s 
To Capt Samuel Moor Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field Greeting 

In the Name of the Gouernment and people of Said State 
you are hear by Eequired to warn all the freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of the town of Derryfield Quallifyed By 
Law to vote in town meetings that they assemble and meet 



62 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

at the meeting house in Said Derryfield on tuesday the 
Eighteth Day of february Next to act on the following ar- 
ticles (viz) 

1" to Choose a moderator to Regulate Said meeting 

2'' to See if the town will approve of the Select mens 
accompts for the year 1783 or how much they will allow them 
for there Service for said year 

3<"' to See if the Town will abate Nathan^ Baker his pole 
tax in Levt perhams List 

4'' to hear the Report of the Committy for Repairing the 
Meeting house and to approve or Disapprove of the Same 

5'' to See what the Town will Do Relating to a Lot of 
Land mr James Gorman Sold threw the mistake of the high 
Constable and what they will Do there on 

6'' to hear the Report of the Committy that was ap- 
pointed to Settle with those men that Boarded Barber Lesley 
and to act there on 

7'^ to See what the Town will allow Ensign Samuel Stark 
and Levt John perham for Serving as Constable for the years 
1782 and 1783 and to See if the the Town will abate Benja" 
Pilsbarry his Tax in Both Said Constables Lists 

and make Return of this warrant and your Doings thereon 
to us on or Before Said of holding said meeting 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this 15 Day of 

January 1785 

John Hall 

John Goffe 

Select men 
Returned By Samuel moor Cons'' 

1785 

FIRST MEETING. 

At a Meeting of the free holders and other Inhabitants of 
the Town of Derryfield Legally Call"^ and Convean<^ on Tues- 
day the 8^'' Day of february 1785 

1 Voted General John Stark Moderator 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERIIYFIELD. 63 

2 Voted to allow the Select Men there accompt for the 
year 1783 

which is as followeth (viz) 

£ s d 

for two Days taking the Invoice by Rus .... 6 

for two Days making Eates at 3 Shillings Each . , 18 

for ^ a Day to appoint a Meeting 4 6 

for Sanders to Concord 12 

for "I a Day to appoint a Meeting 4 6 

for one Day Making a Eeturn of of our Invoice 

to Court 090 

for one Day and half Making the Town & Non- 
resident tax 13 6 

for half one Day 030 

for half ond Day to appoint a Meeting .... 4 6 
for half one Day to meet Leachfield Select men .,046 

for one Day Setling Town accompts 9 

for half one Day to appoint a meeting 4 6 

for one Day Laying out a Eoad 9 

for half a Day Setling with Stark 4 6 

total ... 5 4 6 

this accompt may B Seen in page 327 (original record vol. 
1) as it was first Brou* in By the Select men in that year 

3^^ Voted to abate Nathaniel Baker his pole tax in Lev* 
John perhams List 

4^y Voted to Except of the Eeport of the Committy for 
Repairing the Meeting house which is as followeth (viz) 

£ s d 

to 1500 of Caapboards 3 09 6 

to 1000 of Clear Boards 3 00 

to 1000 of Boards 1 10 

to 500 of Boards 15 

to 750 of Dito 1 02 6 

to 500 of Dito 15 

to 133 part Clear 050 

to 250 Eefuse Dito 039 



64 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

to 1000 Board Nails 086 

to 700 Dito ^9! 

to 900 fiore Nails 13 4 

to 4500 Caapboard Dito at five Shillings pr Thou- 
sand and 2/ for transport I ^t ^ 

to Mr. John Beaton and man 43 Days work ... 5 17 

to mr Joseph hog & son 4 Days 14 

Israel Young 3 Days work 090 

James Thompson 3 Days work 9 

Lev^ Seevens 4 Dito 13 

Lev* Stevens for Bum 076 

Joseph farmor 2 Days work 6 

Nathaniel Merrill 2 Days 060 

Lev* Little 3 Days 090 

Archabald Gamble 2 Days 060 

John Dustin 2 Days 060 

Levt John perham 2 Days 060 

Luke Witthe 3 Days 090 

Abreham Aney 1 Day 030 

John Jaques 1 Day 030 

Abel Huse | of a Day 16 

Lev' Daniel Hall 14 Days and one half .... 3 3 6 

Dito to five Gallons of Bum at 3/6 pr gallon . . . 17 

to Hoggs Board 

Lev' John Halls accompt 3 13 8 

Ensign Samuel Stark two Days work 6 

Major John "Webster 7 Days work 110 

M' Greens accompt for making Nails 4 hundred ..080 

Babarrys accompt 

the Sum total of what is hear accord to my cast . . 31 7 8 

6^' voted to Dismis the 5 article 

6'^ voted to Except of the Bepoart of the Committy that 
was Chosen to Settle with the men that had Kept Barber 
Lesley So fer as they have proceeded which is as followeth 

we the Subscribers being Chosen as a Committy to Settle 
with those men that had kept and provided for Barber Lesly 



EARLY KECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 65 

from the time he Delivered up himself and Estate to the 
Care of the Select men til the 31 Day of Sep* Being the Day 
we was appointed Eepoart thus 

£ s d 

Ensign Joseph Sanders for the first 10 weeks Seven 

Shillings Each week 3 10 

for Boarding the Said Leslye from the 7*^ Day of 
October 1783 to april 1784 at 4/ each week Being 

25 weeks 500 

for mending a pair of Shoes 2 

for a Coat and westcoat 12 

for Cloath for a pair of Brichis 7 

total of Sanderses accompt amounts to .... 9 11 
Cap* Samuel moor for twelve weeks Board at 4 

Shillings pr week 280 

Ezekiel Stevens William perham Committy 

7^^ Voted that Ensign Samuel Stark shall have Six pound 
for Collecting the tax for 1782 and that Lev* John perham 
have the Same Sun for 1783 

the whole of the proceedings of this meeting was entered 
and Eecorded the 10 Day of february 1785 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

Articles of Sail — 

agreable to an advertisement for the Sail of a Lot of Land 
in Derryfield on the 15*^^ Day of June 1784 at the House of 
Lev* John Halls' in Said town advertised By us 

ar* 1 the Purcher to have a good warrantee Deed Executed 
according to Law 

ar* 2 the Highest Bidder to be the purcher 

ar* 3 the purcher to pay twenty Dollars when Land is 
Struck off and one Quarter Part of what the Land is Sold 
for within three Months from the Sail and the rest to be Paid 
Sixty Dollars Every year With Interest of the Whole Sum 
til the whole is Paid 



66 MANCH^lSTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

ar' 4 the Purcher Shall have a Deed Executed Within 
twenty four Hours on his giving Security to Satis faction 

ar* 5 if the Purcher shall fail of fulfilling the articles of 
Sale he Shall Pay all Cost that has Eisen and Damages 

ar' G if aney Dispute arise Betwen two Bidders that is 
which Bid Last the Land Shall be Set up again 

ar^ 7 Six Shillings Shall Be a Bid and Not Less Ex- 
cepted 

ar* 8 M' J"" C M*' Neal to have Liberty to Carry off the 
primesis what Timber he has Cut for the Building of a house 

to Be taken off within Eight Days 

Barber Leslie 
John Hall 
Joseph Sanders 
John Goffe J" 
Derryfield June the 15*^ 1784 

Struck off to John C M'^ Neal for Two Hundred and Sev- 
enty Five Dollars he Being the Highest Bidder at vandue 
the above articles I Promes to fulfill as witness My Hand 

John C M-^ Feal 
february 17^^ Day 1785 

The Select men Debtes to John C M° Neal on Leslies ac- 
count. 

£ s d 

to a pair of Tow Shirts 13 

to a pair of Shoes 8 

to 3 yards of Green Bayse 076 

to Making a Coat and Brechis Tailors Bill ... 10 

to a pair of Mitts and a pair Brass Buckels ... 4 6 

to a pair of Sleave Buttnes 008 

2 3 8 
to Boarding Barber Leslie from the 10 Day of 
august 1784 — 26 weeks at 4/ pr week .... 5 4 

7 7 8 
Received the Contents of the Above accompt 

John C McNeal 



EAllLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 67 

February 17*^ Day 1785 the Select Mens accompt for 
Time and Ex pences Eelating to the whole of Barber Leslies 
as Gardeans for him and his estate for Giting a Power to act 
for him and advertising Survaying vanduing and giving a 
Deed and other Necesserry Charges and publick Expences 

£ S (I 

John Halls Time and Expences 2 13 7 

Joseph Sanderss Time and Expences 16 6 

John Goffe's Time and Expences 16 6 

Ditto to a Jacket and a pair of Stockings and other 

articles for Said Leslie 19 6 

Paid to Joseph Sanders for Boarding Said Leslie 

agreable to a vote of the Town 9 116 

and allowed to Mr. Sanders for a pair of Logings 

& mitts & making a Shirt Not Laid before the 

town 030 

a trew accompt Erroiirs excepted 

John Hall 

Joseph Sanders 

John Goffe 

Select men 

also there is Due to Major M'= Question .... 1 18 4 
on Barber Leslies account for Cloathing for which 
he has Joseph Sanderss Note of hand for which he 

Charges 026 

Eecorded february the IS*'^ 1785 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

1785 

State of Few Hampshear Hillsborough S s 

To Capt Samuel moor Constable of the Town of Derry- 
field for the year 1784 Greeting 

In the Name of the Gouernment and people of this State 
of Newhampshiar you are hearby Eequired to warn all the 
free holders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield 
Quallifyed By Law to Vote in Town Meetings that they 
assemble and Meet at the Meeting house in Said Derrvfield 



68 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

on Monday the 7"» Day of March Next at ten o Clock in the 
forenoon to act on the following articles (viz) 

1" to Choose'a Moderator to Regulate Said meeting 

2" to hear all the Town accompts for the year 1784 and 
to Approue or Disapproue according to the Law 

3>' to Choose all Town officers for the present year 

4'y to Bring in the Town Votes for a president and Sen- 
ators for the present year 

5^ to See how much money the Town will vote for 
preaching the present year and in and in what Method it 
Shall Be applyed for that purpose 

6'' to See if the Town will vote to Rais aney money for 
Scooling the present year and how much 

7 to See how much money the Town will allow Mr Asael 
Smith for his Service as Town Clerk the two years past 

8'' to See how much money the Town wiU allow Cap* 
Samuel moor for his Servis the Last year as Constable 

9"* to See what Meathod the Town will take Barber Les- 
lies Support the present year 

10 To See what Meathod the Town will take for the Sup- 
port of Elizabeth Marcy the present year 

11^' to See what the Town will Do relating to the Non 
Resident Land Tax in this Town and to act thereon 

12 to See if the Town will allow aney thing to those per- 
sons that have overwork* there Rates at the high way for 1784 

and make Return of this warrant and your Doings thereon 
to yous on or Before the Day for holding Said meeting 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this six- 
teenth Day of february 1785 

John Hall 
Joseph Sanders 
John Groffe 

Select Men 

Derryfield march the 7"^ 1785 

I have posted this warrant according to the vote of this 
Town pased Last march 

pr Samuel Moor Constable 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 69 

Derryfield March the 7^^ 1785 

at a Meeting of the frehouders and other Inhabitants of 

the Town of Derryfield agreeable to the fore going warrant 

the Town Proceded in Manner following (viz) 
voted firstly General John Stark moderator 
2^y voted to Except of the Town accompts as the Counters 

have Eeported which is as followeth 
we the Subscribers Being Chosen Counters for the year 1784 
Cap* Samuel moor Constable Stands Charged 

£ s d 

first the Town and County Tax is 113 9 7 

the State Tax is , . . . 73 18 6 

the Nonresident Land Tax is 5 15 1 

Total ... 193 3 2 

He Discharges himself as followeth (viz) 
first By a Note against the Town to Benjamin 

George prinseple and litrest 15 14 7 

3^^ By an order toards paying Isaac George 

Note by John Dickey 11 2 Q 

3^'' By an order from ann McNight for £3 — 

3 — Dew from the Town to her Late Husband 3 3 

38 18 7 
the State and County preceepts we fiend to Be . 70 7 9 
which when paid there will Be in his hands 

Towns money 93 16 10 

Daniel Hall 
James Thompson 
^ Counters 

Voted to allow the Select men 3/ pr Day as it Stands Re- 
corded in page 363 

IVIARCH MEETING FOR 1785. 

voted Asael Smith Town Clerk 

Voted John Goffe Juner william perham and ensign Sam* 
Stark Select Men 



70 MANCHESTEli HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

voted Hugh Thompson Constable 

voted David Sessions Nathaniel Merrill Theophilus Griffin 
peter Emerson James pierce archabald gamble and Lev* Eben- 
ezer Stevens Survayers of high ways 

voted the Select men fence viewers 

voted to adjourn this meeting to Lev* Halls west Koome 

voted James Gorman John Stark Jur Nathan^ Merrill 
and Isaac Huse Survayers of Lumber 

voted Thomas Griffin and Israel Young hogreaves 

voted Lev* John perham and Lev* Daniel Hall Tything- 
men 

voted James Thompson & Isaac huse Counters 

voted Charles Emerson James Gorman Archabald Gamble 
Enos Webster Ezekiel Stevens John Eey David Sessions fish 
keepers 

voted John Langdon president 30 votes 

voted Joseph Blancherd Councleler By 17 votes and Co'^ 
Gerrish By 20 votes 

voted to Dismiss the 5 and 6*^ articles 

voted to adjourn this meeting to the 21 Day of this In- 
stant at one oclock in the afternoon 

March the 21'* 1785 

pursuant to the adjournment the Town met at Time and 
place the moderator and Clerk present and the meeting 
opened 

voted to give the Town Clerk for his Service 

in 1783: 1 17 

and for his Service in 1784 1 — 16 — 6 



total of Both years . . . 3 — 13 — 6 

voted to allow Capt Samuel moor for his Serves as Con- 
stable in the year 1784 twenty Dollars .... 6 — 0—0 

voted on the 9*'> article Barber Lesley is Set up at the Loist 
Bidder and he was Struck of at 26 Dollars pr year to Wil- 
liam perham 7 -^q q 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 71 

voted Elizebeth Marcy Set up at the Loist Bidder She 
was Struck of to Luke witthey at 15^ Dollars the year 

4—13—0 

voted to Desmiss the 11th article 

voted to Dismiss the 12**^ article 

voted to Eeconsider the vote on the 5 article and to Eais 
40 Dollars for preaching this year 12 — — 

voted Charles Emerson and John Goffe to provide the 
preaching this year 

Eecordid this 24 Day of march 1785 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of New hampshear Hillsborough S s 

To Cap* Samuel moor Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field the present year Greeting 

in the Name of the Government and people of the State of 
New Hampshear you are hearby Eequired to warn all the 
free holders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Derry- 
field Quallifyed By Law to vote in town meeings that they 
assemble and meet at the meeting house in Said Derryfield on 
monday the twenty first Day of March instant at two of the 
Clock in the after Noon to act on the following articles 
(viz) 

1'^ to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said Meeting 

2^^ to See if the Town will Choose a Committy to Eun 
the Town Lines in order to assertain the Bounds thereoff So 
that in futer there Shall bee No mistake in Taxing Non 
Eesident Lands ' 

2>^^ to See if the Town will autherise the Select men to 
Call upon the Select men of Chester and Londonderry to 
preambulate the Town Bounderrays with them So fer as Said 
Towns are Bounded on Derryfield 

and Make Eeturn of this warrant and your Doings thereon 
to us on or Before the Day for holding Said meeting 



72 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Given under my hand and Seal at Derryfield this 7*^^ Day 

of march 1785 , „ t 

Joseph Sanders 

John Hall 

John Goffe 

Select Men 

1 on the 21'' Day of march the Town meet agreahle to 
the fore going warrant and voted General John Stark mod- 
erator 

2" voted to Eun the Town Lines according to article 

Second 

voted to Chose a Committy (viz) John GofEe Levt John 
Hall and Ensign Samuel Stark 

3 voted that the Select Men Be impowered to Call on the 
Select men of Chester and Londonderry to preambelate the 
Town Lines to fer as they Joyn upon Derryfield 

Recorded this 24 Day of march 1785 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

voted to allow the Select mens accompt as it Stands hear 

after Eecorded 

to one Day on Town Buismess Sanders present ..090 

to Six Days Making the State Town and County 
Tax and Drawing Six Survayrs warrants and 
making the Nonresident Land Tax at 3/ pr 
Day 1 16 

to one Day Levt Hall Notifying the Constable to 

settle and half a Day Each Settling with them .060 

John GofTe to Concord on Town business two 

Days to try to Settle with Chandler 6 

and expence My Self and hors 6 

to John Hall To Esq^ Clagits to appeal the action 

one Day and one Dollar given to Clagit .... 9 

John Hall one Day to Carry the warrant to the 
Town Clerk to Record and Bring them to the 
Constable 030 



EARLY RECORDS OF DBRRYFIELD. 73 

to one Day Draying New orders to Differant Sur- 
vayers to help mr huses District Eepair the 

Bridges 060 

to two Days Notifying the Constables to Settle and 

Settling with them 060 

to one Day Drawing a warrant for a town Meeting 6 
Eeb"" 14 to one Day Setling with Constable perham 

Sanders 090 

16 to one Day Drawing the warrants for March 

Meeting and adjesting Town accompts .... 9 
to one Day John goffe and Cap*^ moor trying to 
Borrow Money to Stop and Execution against the 

Town 060 

to paper for towns vse 030 

to half a Day with Town Counters 3 

John Hall for taking the Invoice 6 

to Entertaining the ministers John Hall .... 9 

Total of the Select mens Service 7 8 

Eecorded this 24*^^ Day of march 1785 

pr me Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of ISTewhampshear Hillsborough S S 
To Hugh Thompson Constable of Derryfield for the year 
1785 Greeting 

In the Name of the Gouennment and people of Said State 
you are Hearby Commanded to warn the freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of Said Town that they meet at the meet- 
inghouse in Derryfield on monday the Second Day of may 
Next at one o' Clock P. m. to act on the following articles 
(viz) 

l^y to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 
2'^ to See what meathod the Town will Take to warn 
Town meetings for the preasent year 

3^^ to See if the Town will vote to Buy a New Town 
Book as the old one is filled up 

5 



74 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

4'y to See if the Town will Buy a Book for the Selectmen 
to Record there Transactions 

5" to See if the Town will hear the Complant of Sev- 
eral persons in Town that Say they are aggrieved Eelating 
to there Scool Tax in Levt Perhams List and to act there 
on 

6'' to See what the Town will Do Eelating to M' Ma- 
berr/s Child that hes Bin Thrown on the Town for Sup- 
port and act thereon 

7" to See if the Town will Inpower the Committy for 
Repairing the Meeting house to Lay out the Money that was 
was Raised in Cap* moors List or Chuse another Committy 
for that purpose 

and make Return of this warrant and of your Doings 
thereon to us on or Before the Day for holding Said meeting 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this Eight- 
eenth Day of April 1785 

Samuel Stark 
John Go2e 
Wiir perham 
Select Men 

this warrant was posted and Returned 

pr Hugh Thompson 

Derryfield May the 2^ 1785 

the Town met agreahle to the foregoing warrant and voted 
as followeth 

1^ voted Lev* John Hall Moderator 

2'' voted toSet up warrants for Town meetings at mrs 
John Goffes John Halls and David Sessions-s there Houses 
in Derryfield 

3'' voted to Buy a New Town Book 

4" voted to Buy a Book for the vse of the Select men 

5" voted to Dismis the 5 article 

6" voted to Dismis the 6*'^ article 

7" voted Cap* moor and Lev* John perham a Committy 



EAKTiY KECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 75 

to Lay out the money that was Rais*^ to ^epair the meting- 
house 

Eecorded this 3^ Day of May 1785 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

These are to Give Publiek Notise that the JSTon Eesident 
proprietors Land in the Town of Derryfield County of Hills- 
borough and State of Newhamp Shire are Taxed to the 
Continantal and and State Tax Payable in the year 1779 
June and November with there Names and Number of Lots 
(viz) 

No. first Tax 2^ Tax. 

George peirce 19 12 10 

Eev Thomas Simes 20 000 100 

Cap* Hugh Hill 22 000 100 

Jacob Gilman 23 12 10 

John Samborn 30 12 10 

Thomas Smith 33 12 10 

Eichard Jaques 34 12 10 

Benjaman Smith 35 00 10 

wiir Haley 36 12 10 

Clement Miserve 37 12 10 

Jotham Tilton 44 12 10 

Jeremiah Sanborn 45 12 10 

Jacob Stanyon 46 12 10 

Nathaniel Sanborn 47. 12 10 

Joseph Bachelor 48 12 10 

enoch Sanborn 49 12 10 

Jonathan Derbora 52 12 10 

Cap* Henry Sherburne .... 60 12 100 

Stephen Jones 61 12 10 

Cap* Joseph Tilton 62 12 10 

Moses Blake 63 12 10 

Samuel Emerson Esq' ....65 12 100 

Co^ Shadrach walton 102 12 10 

Nathaniel Bachelor J"" .... 104 12 100 

Philip Towle 105 12 10 



76 MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Tho's & P Cochran 10 12 168 

Eichard Clark's heirs .... 7 1 10 300 
Col M. Hunkin Esqr .... 38 12 100 
Con^ Tods heirs or Moors ... 12 100 
Rev Thos P Holland .... 330 500 
Joseph Blanehards heirs Lot 

Number 14 12 

Lot Number 15 12 

Samuel Quimby 10 10 100 

John Eindge 1 13 4 

Matthew Livermore 16 13 4 

Solley and March 17 13 4 

Nathaniel Miserve 12 13 4 

Thomas wilingsford 18 13 4 

John Barnet 18 

these are therefore to Certify to the owners of the Before 
Said Lands to pay the above Taxes and Charges to Me the 
Subscriber or So much of there Lands will Be Sold at publick 
vandue as Shall Be Sufficient to pay the Beforesaid Taxes 
and Charges at the House of Lev*^ John Halls Inholder in 
Derryfield on Tuesday the tenth Day of April 1781. at ten. 
Clock in the forenoon un Less provented By paying as 
Above 

James Gorman Constable of Derryfield 

Derryfield March the 17^*" 1781 

Recorded this 27 Day of May 1785 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

at a Vandue April the 10**^ 1781 at Lev* John Halls in 
Derryfield for the sail of the Nonresident Land for Taxes 
held by James Gorman Constable 

Lot No 22 Capt Hugh Hill Struck of to pearson Eichard- 
6on at 50 Dollars pr acre Eeceived the full Contents of the 
above Lots 

Lot No 33 Thomas Smith Struck of to williarn Gilford 
at 39 Dollars pr acre 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 77 

Lot No 34 Kichard Jaquesh Struck of to william Gilford 
at 23 Dollars pr acre 

Lot No 36 william Healy Struck of to Joshua pierce at 
36 Dollars pr acre 

Lot No 35 Benje Smith Struck of to pierson Eichardson 
at 24 Dollars pr acre 

a peace of meadow of John Barnits Struck off to Lev* John 
Hall at 400* Dollars pr acre 

Eeceived the full contents 

Lot No 37 Clement Meservie's Struck of to Israel young 
at 40 Dollars pr acre 

Lot No 44 Jotham Tiltons Struck of to Israel young at 
16 Dollars pr acre 

Lot No 45 Jeremiah Samdburn Struck of to Cap*^ James 
Majory at 15 Dollars pr acre 

Lot No 46 Jacob Stanyan Struck of to Capt James Majory 
at 23 Dollars pr acre 

Lot No 47 Nathaniel SandBurn Struck of to Cap* James 
Majory at 16 Dollars pr acre 

Lot No 48 Struck of to Capt James Majory at 33 Dollars 
pr acre and was Joseph Bachelor 

Eeceivd a Note of 150 Dol 

Lot No 49 Enoch San burn Struck of to Charles Emer- 
son at 30 Dollars pr acre 

he paid 40 Dollars 

Lot No 52 Jonathan Dearborn Struck of to william Gil- 
ford at 23 Dollars pr acre 

Lot No 60 henry Sherburn Struck of to Benjaman Hall 
at 29 Dollars pr acre 

Lot No 61 Steven Johnson Struck of to Benja Hall at 15 
Dollars pr acre 

Lot No 62 Capt Joseph Tilton Struck of to piersons 
Eichardson at 31 Dollars the acre 

Lot No 102 Col. Shadreck walton Struck of to Levi 
Daniel Hall at 15 Dollars pr acre 

* This may have been intended for forty dollars an acre, but it is written as 
plainly as the other numbers.— Editok. 



78 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Lot No 104 Nathaniel Bachelor Struck of to Israel young 
at 30 Dollars pr acre 

Lot No 105 philop Tole Struck of to Israel young at 39 

Dollars pr acre 
Lot No Thos & Peter Cochran Struck of to Levt John 

Hall at 4 Dollars pr acre 

Lot No 7 Robart Clarks Heirs Struck of to Levt John 
Hall at 171 Dollars pr acre 

Lot No 83 Co^ Tobias warner Struck of at 1^ Dollar pr 

acre 

Lot Co^ Todds Heirs or Moor Struck of to 

Lot Rev'' Thorn Parkers heirs Struck of to David Rowel 
at 41 Dollars pr acre 

Lot Rev' mr Halls Struck of to Mark Duty at 45 Dollars 
pr acre 

Lot Joseph Blanchards Hairs Struck of to David Rowel 
at 39 Dollars pr acre 

Lot No 14 Thomlinson and Mason Struck of to Lev* 
John Hall at Eleven Shillings pr acre 

Lot No 15 Joshua pierce Struck of to Lev* John Hall at 
9 pence pr acre 

Lot No 10 John Ring Struck of to Lev* John Hall at 9 
pence pr acre 

Lot Sam^ Quimby Struck of to Jonathan Russ at 9 pence 
pr acre 

Lot N 16 Matthew Livermore Struck of to Lev* John 
Hall at 9 pence 

Lot No 17 Solley and March Struck of to Jonathan Russ 
at one Shilling pr acre and paid 10 Dollars Down 

Lot No 12 Nathaniel Mishervey truck of to L* Daniel 
hall 1/ pr acre 

Lot No 18 Thomas williamsford Struck of to Levt John 
Hall at 15 pence pr acre: Received the full Contents 

Recorded this 27*^ Day of may 1785 

Pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEBRYFIELD. 79 

This is to Sertify all whome it may Concern that I the 
subscriber did on the 23 Day of August 1783 Swoop a mear 
to Jeremiah Hutchins of plymouth in Newhampshear for 
which I Eeceived a Darkish Chesnut Colered hors that trots 
and pases hes Some white in his forehead a Small white Spot 
on his Eite Shoulder and two white Spots one in Each Side 
of his Back Bone oyer his kidneys his main hanging to the 
off side and his of hind foot white Said Hutchins Did De- 
liver Said hors to me as his own property free and Clear 
from all men Before Dan^ hall wm Hall Andrew foster and a 
Number of others 

John Hall* 

Town and County Tax for 1785 £ s d 

Ens Samuel Stark 1 15 

Whitechres Land 6 10 

General John Stark 4 17 2 

Ephraim Eollf 9 7 

John Stark Junr 10 5 

John Eay 16 7 

Cochran 8 

David Sessions 12 10 

David Eowel 1 11 

Joseph Farmer 2 15 1 

Ens David Farmer 16 

John Green 10 10 

John Jaques 15 

Edward C: young 9 7 

Ezekiel Stevens ^ 295 

Benjamin Stevens 8 

Abreham Merrill 200 

David Merrill 160 

*Vol. 1, Old Book, ends with page 370, when the following 
noti(!e appears : 

November the 7*^ 1782 
This Book Paged out By 

Asael Smith T. C. 



80 MANCHESTER HISTOJBIC COLLECTIONS. 

Nathaniel Merrill 147 

John Brown 117 

Abrehara Merrill Jun^ 18 

John Russ 13 2 

Nathaniel Baker 6 10 

Ens Joseph Sanders 17 8 

John Griffin 14 6 

John (Jrilfen Juner 14 5 

Theophelus Griffen 13 2 

Asael Smith 12 5 

William Nutt 2 3 10 

Enos Webster 1 14 7 

Con' John Goffe 12 7 

Capt Samuel Moor 2 19 3 

Reuben Moor 8 10 

Joseph Barron 8 

State and County Tax for 1785 £ s d 

John Goffe Juner 1 7 11 

James Gorman 1 14 10 

Joshua Blodget 16 5 

Lev' Ebenezer Stevens 2 12 

Simeon Stevens 9 2 

Hugh Thompson Constable 1 17 5 

James Thompson 14 10 

Samuel Hilton 13 9 

Israel Young 19 11 

Ephraim Stevens 1 10 

Levi Daniel Hall 162 

Lev' John Hall 127 

William Hall 12 10 

Stephen Pingree • 15 7 

William Gamble 302 

William Gamble Juner 12 

Archabald Gamble 8 

John Dickey 157 

Maf John Webster 2 14 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 81 

Israel Webster 8 

Jonathan Hesletine 142 

Levt John Little 1 17 

John C M<= Neal 14 10 

Able Huse 1 15 9 

Isaac Huse 179 

Widdow Elizabeth Symonds 18 10 

Luke Witthe 15 10 

M'^ Intires Farme 9 2 

Moses Merrill 11 10 

James Pierce 173 

Joshua Pierce 059 

Lev* John Perham 3 15 5 

Ceasor Griffen 1 1 11 

Widdow Eebeckah Perham 3 3 

Town and County Tax for 1785 £ s d 

Bishop Coston 8 10 

John Hervey 8 

Charles Emerson 125 

Peter Emerson 129 

Abijah Emerson 14 10 

Moses Davis 323 

Daniel Davis 8 

John Davis ~. 8 

William Perham . 1 16 7 

Abreham Amey 162 

Eichard Burk Scoole Master 8 

George Amey 8 

Daniel Blodgets Land 4 

Adam Dickey and George Comings Meddow . . 4 

Lyons Meddow 2 8 

William Pages Meddow 10 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S S 

To Hugh Thompson Constable for the Town of Derry- 

field in the County of Hillsborough and State afore Said for 
the year 1785 Greeting 



82 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

You are hear by Required in the Name of the Government 
and People of Said State to Levey and Collect of Each per- 
son in this List hear with Committed to you to Collect of Each 
Person his or her Proportion Respectively Set Down Against 
there Names the Sum Total of this List — And you are hearby 
Required to pay out of this List the Sum of two Pounds and 
Six pence into the County Treasurer on or Before the Last 
Day of December Next, and the Remainder of the Sum you 
are to pay us or to our Succesers in office for the time Being 
for to Defray Town Expences agreeable to Sund Votes of 
the Town the Present year and for to pay Town Debts — and 
you are Required to Levey Colect and pay unto us or our order 
the whole of this List (except the County Tax) By the first 
Monday of March Next and if aney person Neglect or Refuse 
to pay the Several Sums Respectively Assesed to there Names 
you are to observe and follow the Rules and Directions of 
the Law of this State in Levying and Collecting the same 
and this Shall be your Sufficent warrant Given under our 
hand and Seal at Derryfield this twenty first Day of Sep- 
tember 1785 

William Perham 
John Goffe 

Select Men 

State Tax for 1785 £ s d 

Ens" Samuel Stark 163 

Whitechers Land 5 2 

Gener John Stark 3 10 8 

John Stark Juner 12 5 

Ephraim Rollf 7 2 

John Ray 100 

Cochran 6 

David Session 9 8 

David Rowel 13 3 

Joseph farmer 213 

Ensign David farmer 12 

John Green 9 7 



EARLY EECORDS OF DEERYFIELD. 83 

John Jaques 11 7 

Edword C: Young 7 3 

Ezekiel Stevens 1 17 1 

Benjamin Stevens 6 

Abreham Merrill 140 

David Merrill 19 4 

Nathaniel Merrill 18 6 

John Brown 16 2 

Abreham Merrill Juner 136 

John Euss 9 11 

Nathaniel Baker 5 8 

Joseph Sanders 13 3 

John Griffen 5 

John Griffen Juner 10 10 

Theophelius Griffen 9 11 

Asael Smith 9 4 

William Nutt 1 12 

Enos Webster 160 

Con^ John Goffe ^ 3 6 

Capt Samiiel Moor 245 

Eeuben Moor 6 7 

Joseph Barron 6 

John Goffe Juner 1 11 

James Gorman 18 7 

Joshua Blodget , . 12 4 

Lev*^ Ebenezer Stevens 216 

Simeon Stevens 6 11 

Timothy Stevens 6 10 

Hugh Thompson^Constable 119 

James Thompson 11 1 

Samuel Hilton 10 

Israel Young 15 

Epheraim Stevens ' . . . . 15 7 

Levt Daniel Hall 19 7 

Levt John Hall 16 11 

William Hall 9 7 

Stephen Pingree 19 3 



84 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

William Gamble 1 18 10 

William Gamble ^ ^ 

Archable Gamble 6 

John Dickey 19 3 

Richard Burk 6 

Major John Webster 206 

Israel Webster 6 

Jonathan Hesletine 18 2. 

Lev' John Little 170 

John C: M-^ Neal 11 1 

Abel Huse 1 12 10 

Isaac Huse 1 6 10 

Widdow Elisabeth Symonds 14 1 

Luke Witthe 11 10 

W Intires farim 7 

Joshua Pierce's farme 4 4 

Moses Merrill 8 2 

James Pierce lOG 

Ceasor Griffin 16 5 

Lev* John Perham 2 16 7 

Widdow Rebeckah Perham 1 10 

Bishop Coston 6 7 

John Hervey 6 

Charls Emerson 10 10 

Peter Emerson 16 5 

Abijah Emerson 11 1 

Moses Davis 208 

Daniel Davis 6 

John Davis 6 

Abreham Amey 19 8 

George Amey 6 

William Perham 176 

Daniel Blodget Land 3 

Adam Dickeys and George Comings Land ... 30 

Lyons Meddow 2 

William Pages meddow 8 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 86 

State of New Hampshear Hillsborough S s 

To Hugh Thompson Constable of the Town of Derryfield 
in the County of Hillsborough in the State afore Said for the 
year 1785 

you are hear by Eequired in the Name of Said State to 
Levey and Collect of Each Person in this List hear with Com- 
mitted to you for to Collect of Each Person his or her Pro- 
portion Eespectively Set Down against there Names the Sum 
total of this List, and you are hearby Eequired to Pay out 
of this List into the State Treasurey the Sum of Sixty 
Pounds fifteen Shillings and Six pence By the first Day of 
march one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Six in Gold 
or Silver or in Sertifycates that have bin or that may be issued 
by the Treasurer of this State or the Contenental Lone ofiice 
thereof, and paper Bills Called New Emmission at an Ex- 
change of one Silver Doller for three paper Dollars, on the 
Principle only, no Intrest on Said Bills to be Calculated, and 
also orders Drawn by the presedent on Said treasurer for 
Specie (according to the State Precept) and the Eemainder 
of this List you must pay to us or our order By the first 
monday of March Next and if aney per Neglect or Eefuse 
to pay the Several Sumes Eespectively assessed you are to 
observe and follow the Eules and Directions of the Law of 
this State in Leveying and Collecting the Same 

and this Shall be your sufficent warrant 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this twenty 
first Day of September A D 1785 

John Goffe 
William Perham 

Select Men 

Eecorded this twenty third Day of September A: D: 1785 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshear Hillborough S S 
To Hugh Thompson Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field Greeting 



86 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

in the Name of the Gouemment and people of this State 
you are hearby Requered to warn all the freeholders and other 
Inliabitants of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law to 
vote in Town Meetings that they assemble and meet at the 
meeting house in Said Town on Monday the Twenty Sixth 
Day of September Instant at three of the Clock in the after- 
noon to act on the following articles (viz) 
firstly to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said Meeting 
Secondly to Choose one of those Duly Quallifyed to Serve 
as a Grand Jurior at the Superior Couyt to Beholden at Am- 
harst in and for Said County on the first Tuesday of October 
Next 

Thirdly to Choose one man to Serve as a pettit Jurior at 
the Same Superior Court aforesaid 

hearof fail Not and make Eeturne of this warrant and 
your Doings thereon to my Self on or Before the Day for 
holding Said Meeting 

Given under my hand and Seal at Deifryfield this 14"^ Day 
of September 1785 

Asael Smith T: Clerk 

Derryfield September the 26*^ 1785 

persuant to the foregoing warrant the Town mett and 
voted 

Levt John Hall Moderator 

Voted John Goffe Grand Jurior to Serve at the Superior 
Court to be holden at amharst on the first Tuesday of October 
Next 

3^'y voted or Drew from the Box Moses Davis to Serve 
as a pettit Jurior at the Same Court 

Eecorded this 26"* Day of Sept 1785 

Pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S s 
To Hugh Thompson Constable of Derryfield Greeting 
in the Name of the Government of the people of Said 
State you are hearby Required to warn all the free holders 



BAKLY RECOBDS OF DEBEYFIELD. 87 

and other Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed 
By Law to vote in Town meetings that they assemble and 
meet at the Meeting house in Said Town on Monday the fifth 
Day of December Next to act on the following articles (viz) 

1 to Choos a moderator to Regulate Said meeting 

2'^ to Choose one of those Duly Quallifyed to Serve as 
a Grand Jurior at the Court of General Sessions of the peace 
to Be holden at Amharst on the first thursday Next follow- 
ing the Second Tuesday of December Next 

Hearof fail Not and Make Return of this warrant and your 
Doings there on to My Self on or Before the Day for holding 
Said Meeting 

Given under my hand and Seal at Derryfield this 25*^ Day 
of November 1785 

Asael Smith T: Clerk 

December the 5*^ 1785 

the Town Being Meet and Legally Conveand pursuant to 
the foregoing warrant voted as followeth 

1 Voted Asael Smith Moderator 

2^^ voted John Goff Juner Grand Jurior to Serve at the 
Court of General Sessions of the peace to Be holden at Am- 
harst on the first thirsday Next following the Second Tuesday 
of December Instant 

Recorde*^ this 6^^ Day of December 1785 

Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S s 

To Hugh Thojnpson Constable for The present year 
Greeting 

In the Name of the Gouernment and people of Said State 
you are hear by Required to worn all the freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of Said Derryfield Quallifyed By Law to vote In 
town meetings that they assemble and meet at the Meeting 
house on Wednesday the fourteenth Day of December Next 
at twelve o Clock to act on the following articles (viz) 

First to Choose a moderator to Regulate Said Meeting 



88 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

2"' to hear the Report of the Committy that wos appointed 
to preamblate the Town Line and to Give them Instructions 
whether to proceed aney further or Not 

3'» to See if the Town will abate Benjaman pilsburry his 
taxes In Insign Samuel Starks List and Lev* John perhams 
Lists which wos Said to be once voted But Not found Re- 
corded 

4'y to See if they will Choes a Committy to Settle with 
the Select men Relating to the money they have Drawn out 
of Constable Perhams hands which through the Necesseties 
of the Times Bin More than wos Given him to Colect for 
Towns vse or Except of the Select mens Setling the Same 

5^^ to Choes a Committy to Settle with James Pierce for 
his Constableship which hes Not Bin Setled 

6'y to Direct the Select men whether to make a Non Resi- 
dent Land tax this year under the Present Circumstances 

7'^ to See what method the Town will take for the Sup- 
port of poll Cuttin who is on the Select mens hands & to 
See what the Town will Joshua Blodgit for his keeping 
Said Cuttin 

8'y To See if they abate Severall persons Rates In Samuel 
Starks List Namely John Sheldin and John Sheldin Juner 
Enoch thustin Asa Stikney Jonas fermor & Eliezer wells 
which he Cannot Collect and think ought to Be abated for 
Reasons he will then Give 

9"^'^ to See if they will allow those persons pay that 
have over worked there highway Rates in the year 1784 

lO'y to See if the Town will abate Jonathan Russ and 
William M'^ Intire there Rates in Levt John perhams List 

and Make Return of this warrant and your Doings there on 
to us on or Before the Day for holding Said meeting 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this 29*^ Day 
of November 1785 

John Goffe 
Wiir Perham 
Samuel Stark 
Select Men 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEREYFIELD. 89 

Derryfield December the 14 Day 1785 

I have Notifyed the Inhabitants of Said Derryfield to 
Meet according to the within warrant By posting the within 
warrant agreable to the vote of the Town 

Hugh Thompson Const 

Eecordid this 8*^ Day of march 1786 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

At a meeting of the freeholders and other Inhabitants of 
the Town of Derryfield Legally Called and Conveand on Wed- 
nesday the fourteenth Day of December 1785 

voted to adjourn this meeting to John Halls west room 

1 voted General John Stark moderator 

2 voted Lev* John Hall Clerk P. T: for this meeting 
Voted on the first article of the warrant that the Com- 

mitty appointed to Peramblate the Town Line to proceed in 
there buiesness til they finish the Same 

voted mr Benjaman Pilsbarrys Tax in Lev*^ John Perhams 
List Be abated also in Samuel Starks List 

voted to Chose a Committy to Eecon with Lev* John Per- 
ham and all the Eest of the Constables and Select men Sence 
the year 1782 to this Day 

voted Isaac huse John Hall Enos webster Committy and 
Said Committy to Settle with James pirce Eespecting hia 
Constableship 

Voted that the Select men omit at present the Eating the 
Non Eesident Land 

Voted to Pay mr Joshua Blodgit five Dollars for Eight 
weeks Boarding an(i taking Care of Poll Cuttin 

Vot that Enos webster keep Poll Cuttin for 2/6 pr week 
til the Next march meeting as She wos Struck of at a pub- 
lick vandue 

Voted to abate In Samuel Stark's List the Eates of the 
following persons (viz) 

John Sheldin John Sheldin Juner Enoch Thnstin asa 
Stikney Jonas fermour and Eliezer wells 



90 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



No. 


£ S 


d 


£ s 


d 




7 10 





7 10 





7 


8 10 





8 10 






voted to Dismis the 9 article in the warrant 

voted to abate Jonathan Euss his Eates Except what was 

allowed him for his Service as a Select man 

voted to abate william m*= Intire his Eates in Levt John 

perhams List 

Eecordid this 8*"^ Day of march 1786 

P' Asael Smith T: Clerk 

Contenental and State Tax for 1780 



Thomas and peter Cochran . . 

Eobart Clarks Hairs 

The above Lots are what wos 
Chester the Eemainder are 
what wos Derry and Mason 
Clame 

Capt John Grags farm 

Mark Hunkin Esqr . 

Eeoert M"^ Gragor Esq' 

Col Tods Haris or Moor 

Eeverand Thomas perker 

Eeverand Hall . . 

Joseph Blanchard Esqr 

George Massey 

Wiir Stickney Esqr 

Samuel Quinby wear 

Thomlinson & Mason 

Joshua pierce . . 

George Jeffrey 

Eichard weber 

John Einge . . 

John wentworth . 

ilatthew Livermore 

Soley & march . 

william perker . . 

Nathaniel Misharvy 

John Moffit . . 



23 


22 


10 





22 


10 





83 


4 


10 





4 


10 







4 


10 





4 


10 







4 


10 





4 


10 







7 


10 





7 


10 







7 


10 





7 


10 







7 


10 





7 


10 







4 


10 





4 


10 







7 


10 





7 


10 







7 


10 





7 


10 





14 


5 


5 





5 


5 





15 


5 


5 





5 


5 





6 


5 


5 





5 


5 





2 


5 


5 





5 


5 





1 


5 


5 





5 


5 





7 


5 


5 





5 


5 





16 


5 


5 





5 


5 





17 


5 


5 





5 


5 





11 


5 


5 





5 


5 





13 


5 


5 





5 


5 





10 


5 


5 





5 


5 






EAKLY EBCORDS OF DEREYFIELD. 91 

Mark Hunkin wintworth ... 3 550 550 

Thomas perker 13 550 550 

Jotham Odiorn 8 550550 

Thomas wallingford 18 550 550 

Moor & peerce 4 550 550 

John Barnit 300 300 

George Pierce 19 4 10 4 10 

Eiv Thomas Sims 20 4 10 4 10 

Capt Hugh Hill 22 4 10 4 10 

Jacob Gilman 23 4 10 4 10 

John Sandburn 30 4 10 4 10 

Thomas Smith 33 4 10 4 10 

Eichard Jaques 34 4 10 4 10 

Benjaman Smith 35 4 10 4 10 

William Healey 36 4 10 4 10 

Clement Mishervey 37 4 10 4 10 

George Jeffry Esqr 39 4 10 4 10 

Ebenezer Loverin 40 4 10 4 10 

Jotham Tilton 44 4 10 4 10 

Jeremiah Sanburn 45 4 10 4 10 

Jacob Stanyan 46 4 10 4 10 

Nathaniel Sanburn 47 4 10 4 10 

Joseph Bachelor 48 4 10 4 10 

Enoch Sanburn 49 4 10 4 10 

Cap* Joseph Sherburn .... 50 4 10 4 10 

Jonathan Kimball 51 4 10 4 10 

Jonathan Dearburn 52 4 10 4 10 

Eichard Wibird Esqr .... 53 4 10 4 10 

Cap*^ Henrey Sherburn .... 60 4 10 4 10 

Stephen Jones 61 4 10 4 10 

Joseph Tilton 62 4 10 4 10 

Moses Blake ...'.... 63 4 10 4 10 

Samuel Emerson Esqr .... 65 4 10 4 10 

Capt Shadrick walton .... 102 4 10 4 10 

Nathaniel Bachelor 104 4 10 4 10 

PhiHp Tole 105 4 10 4 10 



92 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

Eliezer Russil 134 4 10 4 10 

John Hogg Esqr 100 acres . . 25 4 10 4 10 

Recorded this IS''^ Day of April 1786 

pr Me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S S 
To Levt John Hall Constable for the Town of Derryfield 
Greeting 

In the Name of the Gouerment and people of this State 
you are hearby Required to Levy and Collect of the Several 
persons hearwith Commited to or of Such persons Named in 
the Non Resident List of Rates or as appears to be the present 
owners thereof Each one his spetial proportion therein Set 
Down the Sum total of Such List Being as by an act of the 
General Court of this State and you are to Collect and pay 
unto the Selectmen of Derryfield the whole of Said List by 
the first Day of february Next you being ordered in the war- 
rant you have already Received from us the Said Selectmen 
to pay unto the States Treasury the ful Sum Demanded in 
Treasurers Precept to us and you are to observe and the 
Directions of the of this State in Levying and Collecting 
the Same 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this Day of 
Septem''^ 1780 

Jonathan Russ 
John Sheldin 
Samuel moor 

Select men 
Recordid this 13*^ Day of April 1786 

pr Asael Smith T: Clark 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough S s 
To Hugh Thompson Constable for the year 1786 Greet- 
ing 

You are hereby Required in the Name of Said State to 
Warn the freeholders and other Inhabitants of the town of 
Derryfield Quallified by Law to Vote in town meetings that 
they meet at the Meetinghouse in S^ town on Monday the 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 93 

Six day of march Next at ten Clock in the forenoon to act 
on tlie following articles (viz) 

first to Chuse a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

21y to hear all the town accounts for the Year 1785 and 
to approve or Dissaprove of the Same according to the Law 
and to hear the Eeport of the Commite for Settling with the 
Selectmen & Constables for the yeare Past 

Sly to Chuse all town officers for the Present yeair 

4 to See if the town will vote to Eeise any money for 
preaching the present yeair and in whate meathod it Shall 
be applyed 

51y to Bring in the town votes for a Preasident and Sen- 
ators and a County Regester for the Present yeair 

61y to See if the town will vote to Eease any money for 
Schooling the Preasent yeair and what Meathod it Shall be 
applyed 

71y to See how Much the town will allow Asael Smith 
for the Servise as town Cleark the yeair Past 

Sly to See how Much the town will allow Hugh Thomp- 
son for his Serevise as Constable the Yeair Past 

91y to See what Meathod the Town will take for the Sup- 
port of Barber Lastlie & Elisabeth Mercy and Poll Cutting 
for the Preasent year 

and make Eeturn of thies Warrant with your Doings there- 
on to Us on or before the Day of Holding Said Meeting 

Given Under our handes & Seals at Derryfield this tenth 
Day of February 1786 

John Goffe 
^ Samuel Stark 

Select Men 

Derryfield March 6'^ 1786 

This Shall Certfy that I Have Posted thies warrant Agre- 
able to the vote of the town 

Witnes my Hand 

Hugh Thompson Constable 

Eecorded thies 19 Day of Jan^ 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 



94 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

ANNIUAL MEETING 1786 

At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield 

Legally Conveand 

l^y voted Levt John Hall moderator 

voted to Carry on this Meeting By hand vote 

voted to allow the Select mens accompt which is as fol- 

loweth (viz) 

the Select mens account for the year 1786* 

April the 15'^ Day to one Day Drawing warrant £ s d 
to warn Certin persons out of town .... 090 

IG^** Day mr Perham and Goffe to London Derry 
to try what proof could Be made Relating to 
Mabarrys Child 060 

18 Day to Drawing a warrant for Town Meeting , 9 

May the tweluth Day — Goffe for the Sherriffs ex- 
pence 030 

Cap* moor & Goffe to Concord to Settle an Execu- 
tion against the Town time and Expences . . 12 

June the one Day Making the Estemation of the 

Town and fixing the Invoice to make Eates . . 9 

Goffe two Days and a half to making Seven Sur- 

vayrs Lists and Drawing the warrants, ... 076 

Goffe and perham one Day Setling with Lev* per- 
ham and moor Constables 6 

Goffe 4 Days and perham 3 Days making Town 
and State Tax and Setling with Enos webster . 110 

Goffe one Day giting Eates Eecorded and Carrying 

them to the Constable 030 

Goffe one Day to amharst to try to Settle with 

atherton when he Sued Co^ Kellys Note ... 060 

to moses Chandlers Expences to it horskeeping 

victuals Lodging and Liquor 4 10 

Goffe once to the Docters for Poll Cuttins foot . 3 

Goffe perham and Stark one Day for Drawing a 
warrant 090 

•This Is evidently an error and tlie year intended 1785.— Ed. 



EARLY KECOEDS OF DERRYPIELD. 95 

Janvary the 4*^* Stark perham and Goff one Day 
tending the Committy for Settlement and Stark 

and Goffe the 5 Day on the same 15 

february the 9 Goff and Stark to Drawing march 

war 060 

March the 2 to one Day Setling with the Constable 

and Counters 090 

Goffe three Days taking the Invoice 9 

Goffe one Dollar paid to Amos martin .... 060 

for paper for Towns vse 030 

John Goffe 
Samuel Stark 
William Perham 

Select men 

voted to allow the account of the Committy that 
peramblated the Town Line which is as followeth 
Committyes accompt for Peramblating the town Line 
October 10 hall and Goffe one Day with Derry 

Select men Preamblating the Town Line . . 6 

Survayrs Bill and Expence 5 10 

Goffe one Day 030 

to one Day Euning the Eiver Line 9 

Expence 008 

to two Day Euning Lines 18 

Hall two journeys to Esqr pattins 4 

to one Day 030 

Do two Days to Chester 10 

two meals Victual^s and grogg 2 8 

to two Boles tody 010 

voted to allow of the Eeport of the Committy that Setled 
with the Constables as followeth 

Derryfield Janr the 4*^^ 1786 

we the subscr Being Chosen a Committy to Settle in Be- 
half of the Town with the Constables and Select men sence 
the year 1782 have met and fiend Capt Samuel moor Stands 



96 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Indepted Ninty two pounds Sixteen Shillings and ten 

pence 93 16 10 

Said Constable Discharges him Self By a Eecept from 
the Select men Baring Date Sept 14*^^ 1785 ... 56 3 6 
Dito By order to John Hall march the V^ 1785 .441 
Ditto By an order to Enos webster 2 8 2 

62 16 7 

Ballonce in the hands of moors 30 — — 3 

Levt John Perham indebted to the Town . . . 119 14 
Said Constable discharges himself by Orders 
and Recepts the sum of 115 1 5 

By Euss and Macintres abatements 7 14 

122 2 9 

It appears to us that the County Tax is paid to the Town 
Mr John Goffe is in debt to the Town .... 18 7 
Lev* John perham Indebted to the Town . . . 191 — 14 — 
Said Constable Discharges himself By orders 

and Recepts the Sum of 115 — 1 — 5 

By Russ and macintires abatements 7 — 1 — 4 

it appears to us that the County Tax is paid to 

the town 122— 2—9 

Mr. John Goffe is in Debt to the town .... — 18 — 7 

upon a Settlement with James pierce Constable we feind 
said pierce Indebt to the Town twelve Shillings for the Re- 
mainder of his Constableship and when paid is in full from 
Said pierce for which he hath given a Note of hand 

0—12—0 
John hall 
Enos webster 
Isaac Huse 

Committy 

Committies account for Service two Days Each at 3 Shil- 
lings pr Day 0—18—0 

which the Town voted to allow them 



EARLY EECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 97 

we the Subscribers Being Cliosen as Counters for the year 
1784 

Hugh Thompson Constable Stands Charged with Town 

& County money or Tax which is 99 — 19 — 8 

State Tax which is 60—15—6 



Total . . . 160—15—3 

and he hath Discharged him Self in part in the following 
manner (viz) 

By an order of two pounds paid to moses Chander and 
there Still Eemain of Town and County money in his hands 

the Some of 95—19—3 

witness our hands march the 3 1786 

Isaac huse 
James Thompson 
Counters 

(I Should think 97—19—8 Town and County and 60— 
15 — 6 State Tax in his hands) 

voted Asael Smith Town Clerk 

Voted Joseph fermor John Goffe Juner and Isaac Huse 
Select men 

Voted David Eowel Constable 

Voted Joseph fermor Lev* John perham John Euss Joshua 
Blodgit Lev* John Little Luke witthe Levt Daniel Hall Sur- 
vayers of high ways 

Voted the Select men fence viewers 

Voted John GofEe Juner Israel young Luke witthe James 
Gorman John Euss Survayers of Lumber 

voted Israel young and william Nutt HoggEeaves 

voted Asa Hesletine Tything man 

voted James Thompson and Levt Daniel Hall Counters 

voted william perham w™ Nutt Cap* Sam®^ moor Ezekiel 
Stevens Ephraim Eollf fish keepers 

voted to adjourn this meeting to Lev* John Halls west 
Eoom 

west Eoom met according to adjournment Moderator 
and Clerk present & the meeting opened 



98 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted to Dismiss the 4**^ article til the adjoTimment of this 

meeting 
voted to Dismiss the 5*^ article So fer as it Kelates to the 

president and Senit 

voted unanimus General Nichols County Eegester By 24 
voters 

voted Not to Eais aney money for Scooling this year 

voted to Dismiss the 7*'' and 8 article til the adjournment 

voted to Set up Barber Leslie and Elizabeth massey and 
poll Cuttin at the Loest Bidder Barber was Struck of to 
Joseph farmer at three pounds pr year 

poll Cuttin Struck of to John Eea at Seventeen Shillings 
pr year and he is to return her in as good Cloathes as She 
now is 

Elisabeth wos Struck of to David Sesseons at two pounds 
two Shillings pr year 

voted to adjourn this Meeting to monday the 20*'^ Day of 
march Instant at twelve o Clock of Said Day 

march the 20^^^ 1786 

meeting opened according to adjournment and Isaac Huse 
Chosen Clerk potemp' 

5 article voted Eeconsidered & voted for John Langdon 
president 25 & one for Enos webster 

votes 23 for matthew pattin & 27 for matthew Thornton 
Senitors 

voted to pospoon the 7'^ article to the adjournment 

8 article voted to Hugh Thompson fifteen Dollars for his 
Constable Ship 

voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first monday of May 
Next 

Eecorded thus fer April the 17*^ 1786 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

State of New hampshear Hillsborough S s 
To hugh Thompson Constable of the Town of Derryfield 
Greeting 
In the Name of the Gouerment and people of the State 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 99 

aforesaid you are hearby required to warn all the free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of the Town of t)erryfield 
Quallifyed By Law to Vote in Town meetings that they 
assemble and meet at the meeting house in Said Derryfield 
on Wednesday the 12 Day of april at 3 oclock to act on the 
foloing articles (viz) 

first to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

Second to Choose one man of those Duly Quallifyid to 
Serve as a Grand Jurior at the Superior Court to be holden 
at Amharst on the Second Tuesday of may Next 

Secondly to appoint one man Duly Quallifyed to Serve 
as a pettit Jurior at the Same Court 

the Town meet according to the fore going warrant and 
Choose Joseph fermor moderator and Choose Charles Emer- 
son Grand Jurior and Drew Capt Samuel moor for pettit 
Jurior 

Eecordid April the IS^'* 1786 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

Derryfield Janvary the 5*^ 1786 

Know all people whome it may Concern I James pierce of 
Derryfield Do oblige My Self my Hairs and and Executers 
that the Town of Derryfield Shall Never Come to aney Dam- 
age or Cost from my Selling the Non Resident Land Tax 
in my List Committed to me to Collect 

witness my hand 

James Pairse 

test 
John Goffe Jr 
Isaac Huse 
Bishop Coston 
Samuel Stark 

Eecorded April the 13*^ 1786 

pr Asael Smith Town Clerk 



100 MANCHBSTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Thies is the Eemender of the March Meeting hield 1786 
by adjournment till the fireste Monday of May Nixt 
' May the fireste 1786 
the Meeting oupened 
voted John Kay Constable 

2 Voted Asael Smith for his Serving two years Last 

s d 

,,^,. £1—1—9 

past 

3 Voted John Hall three Shilens for hies Nbtifeyeng 
London Derry Select Men to Setel the town Line . — 3 — 

4ly Voted to Adjourn thies Meeting to this Day three 
weakes 

May 22 1786 met Acording to Adjournment and the 
Meeting oupened 

Voted John Hall town Clarke for the Curnt year 

Voted to Dismes the forthe artical Kelating Preching in 
the warrant 

Voted that the Secelet Men Shall warn Mr^ Mebreyand hier 
Chield to leave the town and if She negleact or Eefues or 
Eeton agin to be Bound out Bothe Hier and hier Chield By 
the Siclet Men of the Town 

Kecorded thies ninth day of Febru^ 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 

State of Nowhampshir Hillsborough s s 
To Hugh thompson Counstable of Derryfeld Gretg 
In the Name of the State You are Hereby Eequired to 
warn the freholders & other in habitantes of Derryfield Quali- 
fyd by Law to Vote in town Metings that they Meet at the 
Metinghouse on Monday the first day of may nixt at one 
Clock P m to Acte on the following articals viz 
firest to Chuese a Modrator to Reglat S^ Meting 
21y to See How Longe time the town will allow the Con- 
stables that are Delinqint in Paying the town tax to collect 
the Same and pay it to the Seclect men otherwise to be Delt 
with according to Law 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEKRYFIKLD. 101 

3-ly to Hear an accompt which General Stark says he 
Hath aginst the town 

4-ly to See what the town will Do Eelating to Mrs Mabrey 
& Child 

5-ly to See what Method the town will take in regard of 
Such as May Neglect or Eefuse to work out there Highway 
tax 

And Make Eeturn of thies warrant with Your Doings there- 
on to us on or before the Day of holding Said meting 

Given under our hands and Seal at Derryfield thies fourth 
day of April 1786 

Joseph farmor 
Isaac Huse 

Select Men 

N" B it is Desired the town willallattend that there May 
be No fault found afterward 
Derryfield May 1 day 1786 

I have Posted this warrant According to the Yote of the 
town 

Hugh Thompson 

Constable 

Eecorded thies 9*^^ day of febr^^ 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 

Hills Borough Derry field May l^*' 1786 
at A Meting of the Inhabetantes of Said town Leglely 
Call^ and Convined on Said Day 

Voted Joseph Sanderss Modrator of Said Meting 

Voted to Dismis the Second artical 

Voted to Dismis the third artical 

Voted to AJourn this artial to thies Day three weakes 

Voted to Dismis the fifth Artical 

May 22 1786 

Met Acording to Ajornment and the meting oupned 
Voted on the forth artial in the warrant to the Sectel Men 
Shall warm Mrs Mabrey and hir Chield to Leave the Town 



102 MANX-HESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

and if She Neglect or Eefues or Retorn Back to be Bound 
out Bothe hir & hier Child By the Seeletmen of the town 

Eecorded thies 9 day of Fobruary 1787 
, John Hall Town Clark 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough S s 

To John Ray Constable for the town of Derryfield for the 
year 1786 Greeting 

In the Name of Said State You are hereby Required to 
Levey and colect of Each person herewith Commited to 
you of Each Person there Propotion Respectively Set down 
against their Names the Sum total of this List the first tax 
Called the Hard money tax you ar hereby Commanded to 
Colect and to Pay out of Said tax the Sum of twenty Nine 
Pounds and two Pence into the treasury of this State in 
Specie at or Before the twenty fifth Day of July Next also 
you are hereby Required to Levey and Colect the Second tax 
harwith Commited to you and to pay out of Said tax the 
Sum of Eight Pounds five Shillings & Nine Penes into 
the treasury of thies State in Specie the one half at or before 
the first Day of September Next the other half by the first 
Day of March 1787 

also you are Required to Levy & Colect the third State 
tax in specie or Certificates for Interest Drawn by the treas- 
urer of thies State or Certificates Issued by the Loan officer 
and orders Drawn by the President on the treasurer out of 
which tax you are to Pay into the treasurer of thies State the 
Sum of Nineteen Pound Six Shillings & nine Pence the one 
half by the firest Day of September Next the Remaing half 
by the firest Day of march 1787 also you are hereby Required 
to Levey and Colect in Speceie the fourth tax Being the town 
tax to pay town Debts and Defray town Charges the Sum 
total of which with the Remaindr of the foregoing tax you 
are to pay to Us or our order or our Successors in office at or 
be fore the firest Day of February Next and if any Person 
Shall Neglect or Refuse to Pay the Afore Said Sums you are 



EAKLY RECORDS OF DEREYFIELD. 103 

to follow the Rules and Directions of the Law in that Case 
Made and Provided 

and this Shall be your Sufficent warrant 
Given under our Handes and Seal at Derryfield thies 
twenty fourth Day of June 1786 

Joseph farmer 
John Goffe 
Isac Huse 

Select Men 

Recorded this twontey six Day of June AD 1786 

pr me John Hall Town Clerk 



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10 11 9 



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the account hereafter Set Down is money payd by in- 
devedele Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield to the Con- 
stable Eaised at Sundrey times for Carriin on this Unnatereral 
"War from the first of September 1776 and upwards, is as 
followeth 

£ s d f 

Ezekiel Stavins Paid to Enoch harvey for Go- 
ing to New York 3000 

Cap*^*^ Samuel Moor & David Starret paid to 
Nethaniel Baker do 4 10 

Lev^ John Parham paid to Timothy marten 
for Dito 3000 



Paid by the Sundrey persons hereafter Named 
to Nethaniel Martin Teopilus Griffen & Nat^ 
Baker as volenters men they went to Noum- 
ber four about the Eetreet from Ty— are as 
followeth 



10 10 



EARLY KECORDS OP DSRRYFIELD. 109 

Paid by William Gamble 6 

Ensn Samuel Boyd 0300 

Samuel Morrison 0200 

Ezekil Stavens 0340 

James Gorman 0260 

Abraham merrill Junier 0300 

Cap*"^ Samuel Moore 0200 

William Parliam Junier 0500 

James M° night 0360 

Levt John hall 0360 

James Pairce 0360 

Abraham Merrill . . . *. 5 

Jonathan Merrill 0300 

Ebenezer Stavens 0300 

Joseph Sanders 0200 

John Dickey 0300 

John Hall Junier 0260 

William Nutt 0300 

Daniel Hall 0260 

Col John Stark 0600 

Capt William Parham 0600 

William m'^ Clintok 0600 

Col John Goffe 0600 

and John harvey 0480 

4 10 

Paid by indeviduels to hold on John ISTutt Enoch harvey 
Theophilus Griffin^& David Parmer and others went with 
General Stark at the Battel at Benenten are as foUoeth (viz) 

James m*^ night 1400 

Col John Goffe 2800 

Mj' John Moore 2200 

William Nutt 1400 

John Griffen 12 

Benjamin Baker 1 10 

Joseph George 18 



110 MAIJCHESTER HISTOBIC COLLECTIONS. 

Thomas newman 0900 

Abraham Merrill 2200 

Joseph farmer 1 10 

Ensn Samuel Stark 12 

Lev^ John Hall 1 16 

William Gamble 1400 

John Dickey 18 

Cap^ Alex' M'^ murphy 1 10 

Esn. Samuel Boyd 1 10 

Micheal m'^ Clintok 12 

William m<= CHntok 1400 

Cap*" WiP Parham 2800 

Charls Emerson 18 

John Hervey 3000 

John Hughs 1 10 

James Pairce 18 

David Starret 18 

Zaccheus Richison 0260 

Moses MerriU 0600 

Cap*"* Samuel Moor 1 16 

En«° Abraham Merrill 13 

Ezekiel Stavens 2800 

Daniel hall 18 

Lev^ John Parham 1 10 

James Garmon 12 

Wiir Parham Junier 1400 

Joseph Sanders 12 

Jonathan Merrill 12 

Moses Crombie 12 

Nethaniel Merrill 0600 

Lev*" Ebenezer Stavins 12 

44 19 6 

END OF BOOK ONE, OLD KECORDS. 



DEMTFIELD TOWN BOOK. 

NO. 2. 



1786* 



State of Newhampshir Hillsborough S S 

To John Eay Constable for the town of Derryfield for the 
year 1786 Greeting 

You are hereby Eequired in the Name of Said State to 
Levey and Collect of the Several Persons Named in the Liste 
of taxes herewith Commited to you to Collect of Each Person 
his or her Proportion Eespectively Set Down Against their 
Names the Sume total of thies List You are Eequired to 
Colect this tax in Certficates issued for Intrist on Contenen- 
tal Securities and you are Commanded to Pay out of thies 
tax the Some of Fifty Eight Poundes and four Pence unto 
the States Treasury on or Before the first Day of Jnuary one 
thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Seven and the Eemander 
to us or our order or Successors in office on or Before the firest 
Day of March Next and if any Person or Persons Neglect or 
Eefuse to Pay the Several Sumes Eespectively Set Down 
aginst ther Names you are to follow the Eules and Directions 
of the Law of thies State in the Case made and Provided 
and this Shall Be your Sufficent Warrant Given Under our 
Hands and Seal at Derryfield this twenty first day of October 
1786 

John Goffe 
Isaac Huse 

Select Men 
Recorded this 27*^ of Novbr 1786 

pr John Hall town Clark 

♦ This volume opens with the following inscription : ' ' Town 
Book. This Book bought august 1786, Price Twenty Shilling, 
John Hall, Town Cleark, Joseph Farmer, John Goffe, Isaac Huse, 
Selectmen. ' ' — Editor. 

£12 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRTFIELD. 113 

State Tax £ s d 

Samuel Stark 113 

Thomas Whitaker 11 

Nathan Whitaker 5 6 

Gene^i John Stark 213 

Ephraim Rolf 6 7 

John Eay 19 1 

David Sessions 7 5 

Timothy Stevens 6 4 

David Eowel 117 

Joseph Farmor 1 13 8 

John Green 9 11 

John Euss 7 7 

Abraham Merell Ju"" 8 5 

John Brown 13 3 

David Merell 8 3 

Ezekel Stevens 197 

Benjamin Stevens 56 

Nathanil Menell 18 7 

Nathanil Baker 9 7 

Joseph Sanders 13 11 

John Griffen 5 6 

Theophilus Griffon 16 

Asael Smith 9 1 

William Nutt 1 9 

James Nutt 5 6 

Enos Webster 138 

Co^ John Goffe 15 

Cap* Samuel I^foor 368 

Eeuben Moor 6 4 

John Goffe Jur 19 8 

James Gorman 13 11 

Thomas Lancey 9 5 

Joshua Blodget 13 3 

Hugh Thompson 147 

James Thompson 8 10 

Levt Ebenezer Stevens 336 



114 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Ephraim Stevins 16 3 

Simeon Stevins ^ "^ 

Abrham Merrell 1 19 8 

Samuel Hilton 083 

Israel Young 17 1 

Edward C Young 6 7 

Lev* Daniel Hall 18 7 

Lev* John Hall 16 3 

William Hall 8 10 

Stephen Pingree 12 6 

Samuel Ayers 15 3 

William Gamble 10 9 

Archable Gamble 1 13 1 

Lucke Withee ' . . . . 11 10 

Maj John Webster 1 15 3 

Israel Webster 5 6 

Jonathan Heseldon 143 

Lev* John Little 138 

John C M'^ Neall 9 7 

Abrham Amey 13 

George Amey 5 6 

Abel Huse 2 17 7 

John Dickey 17 1 

wddw Elizabeth Simons 12 2 

Asa Heseldon 176 

Moses Merrell 8 

James Percse 168 

Ceasor Griffen 16 1 

Levt John Perham 287 

Bishop Coston 9 5 

Widdw Eebeckah Perham 12 

Charels Emerson 15 6 

Peter Emerson 16 6 

Abijah Emrson 10 9 

Moses Davise 1 13 3 

Daniel Davise 5 6 



EARLY EECOJRDS OP DERRTPIELD. 115 

John Davise 5 6 

William Perliam 175 

Joshua Perse farm 3 4 

Gorge Conrning Land ' . . . 8 11 

Dickey & Corning meadow 2 2 

Layon medow 17 

William Page medow 7 

Eecorded this 8 of Decembr 1786 John Hall Town Clark 

State of JSTewhampshire Hillsborough S S 

To John Eay Constable for the town of Derryfield for the 
year 1786 Greeting 

You are hereby Eequred in the ISTame of Said State to Levey 
and Collect of the Several Persons Named in the List Here- 
with Committed to you for to Colect of Each Person his or 
her Proportion Eespectively Set Down against their Names 
the Sum total of this Liste to be Payd in Spcie and you are 
Commanded to pay out of this tax the Sum of one pound Six 
Shillns and Six pence in to the Treasury of thies County on or 
be fore the first Day of Decmber Next and the Eemainder 
you are to pay to us or our order on or our Successors in 
offic on or Before the firest Day of march 1787 

and if any Person or Persons Neglect or Eefuese to Pay the 
Severall Sumes Eespectivel Set Down against ther Names 
you are to follow the Eules and Directions of the Law of thies 
State in Leveing and Colecting the Same 

and this Shall Be Your Sufl&cent Warrant 

Givn under our Handes and Seal at Derry field thies twenty 
firest day of Oqiobr A d 1786 

John Goffe 
Isaac Huse 

Select Men 

County Tax £ s d 

Samuel Starke 1 11 

Thomas Whitater 11 

Nathan Whitater 6 



116 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Gen'^ John Starke 

Ephraim Rolf 

John Ray 

David Sessions 

Timothy Stevens 

David Rowel 

Joseph Farmor 

John Green 

John Russ 

Ahrahm Merrell Jim' 

John Brown 

David Merrell 

Abraham Merrell 

Ezekel Stevens 

Benjamen Stevens 

Nathaniel Merrell 

Nathaniel Baker 

Joseph Sanders 

John Griffen 

Theophiles Grilien 

Asael Smith 

William Nutt 

James Nutt 

Enos "Webstor 

Con^ John Goffe 

Samuel Hilton 

Israel Young 

Edward C Young 

Lev* Daniel Hall 

Lev' John Hall 

William Hall ' " 

Stephen Pengree 

Samuel Ayers 

William Gambel ' * ' 

Archabld Gamble 

Luke Withe .... 



4 


10 





7 


1 


9 





8 





7 


1 


11 


3 


1 





11 





8 





9 


1 


1 





9 


2 


9 


2 


9 





6 


1 


8 





11 


1 


2 





6 


1 


6 





10 


1 


11 





'6 


2 


2 





2 




9 


1 


7 





7 


1 


9 


1 


6 





10 


1 


2 


1 


5 


1 





3 


2 


1 


1 



BAELY KECOEDS OF DERRYFIELD. 117 



Maj' John Webster . . 
Jonathan Heseltine . . 
Levt John Little , . . 
John C W Neall . . 
Abraham Amey . . . 
Gorge Amey .... 

Able Huse 

John Dickey .... 
Widdw Elisabath Simons 
Asa Haseltine .... 
Moses Merrell .... 
James Parse .... 
Ceasor Griffen . . . 
Lev* John Perham . . 
Bishop Coston .... 
Widdw Eebeckah Pirham 
Charles Emerson . . . 
Cap* Samuel Moor . . 
Eeuben Moor .... 
John Goffe Ju' . . . 
James Gorman . . . 
Thoams Laneey . . . 
Joshua Blodget . . . 
Hugh Thompson . . 
James Thompson . . 
Lev* Ebenezer Stevens . 
Ephraim Stevens . . . 
Simeon Stevens, .... 
Israel Webster . . . 
Peter Emerson . . . 
Abijah Emerson . . . 
Moses Davise .... 
Daniel Davise .... 
John Davise .... 
William Perham . . . 
Joshua Perses farm . . 



3 


3 


2 


2 


2 


2 





10 


1 


2 





6 


5 


2 


1 


6 


1 


2 


2 


6 





9 


2 


5 


1 


6 


4 


5 


1 








2 


1 


5 


4 


3 





7 


1 


10 


1 


2 





11 


1 


2 


2 


3 





10 


3 


11 


1 


6 





7 





6 


1 


6 


1 





3 








6 





6 


2 


6 





4 



118 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

George Corrang Land 10 

Dickeys & Corrang medow 3 

Layons Meadow 2 

William Page Meadow 1 

State of Newhampshir Hills S S bourongh 

To John Eay Constable for the town of Derryfield Greet- 
ing 

In the Name of the Goverment and Peopel of thies State 
you are Hearby Eequered to warm all the freebolders and 
other inhabitants of the town of Derryfield Quallifyed by 
Law to Vote in town metings that meet at the Meeting House 
in Said town on the thirteyeth Day of Septembr Instant at 
three of the Clock in the afternoon to act on the following 
articals (viz) 

firstely to Chuese a Modrator to Eeglate Said Meetings 

2-ly to Choose one Man of those Duly Quallifyed to Serve 
as a Grand Juror at the Superior Courte of Judicature to be 
holden at Amharst within and for Said County on the first 
tusday of October next 

3-ly to Choose one man to Serve as a Pettity Jurror at 
the Same Superior Court afor Said Hear of faiel not and 
make retorne of thies warrant and you Doings onto my SeK 
on or Before the Day of holding Said meeting 

Given Under my hand and Seal at Derryfield thies fifteenth 
day of Septembr 1786 John Hall Town Clark 

Eecorded thies 27 day of february 1787 

•John Hall town Clark 
Hills Borough s s 
Derry field September 30* 1786 
at a Meeting Legely Called on Said Day 
Voted M' Joseph Farmor Moderator then 
Voted James Gorman Grand Jurior 
then Drew Dainel Davises from the Box for Petit Jurior 
Eecorded thies 27"* Day of February 1787 

pr John Hall Town Clark 



EARLY RECOEDS OF DEKRYEIELD. 119 

State of Newhampshir Hillsborough S S 

To John Eay Constable for the town of Derryfield Greet- 
ing 

in the ISTame of the Govrment and peopel of thies State 
you are Hearby Eequired to warrn all the freehouldrs and 
other inhabitants of the town of Derryfield Quallifeyed by 
law to vote in town meetinges that they meet at the Meeting 
House in Said town the ninth day of thies Instant at three 
of the Clock in the afternoon to act on the following articals 
(viz) 

1^^ to Chues amodrator to Eegulate Said meting 

Secoundly to Choos one man Duly qulifyd to Serve on 
the Grand Jurror at the Courte of general Sesisons of the 
peacs to be Holden at amhest on the firest thursday next fol- 
lowing the Second tusday of thies instnt Decembr 

thirdly to Choose one man to Serve as a Petit Juror at 
the Inferor Courte of Coman Pleas to be holden at Amherst 
on the Second tuesday of thies Insant Dembr and make Ee- 
torn of thies Warrant and your Doings ther on to my Self 
on or befor the day of holding Said meting 

Given under my hand and Seal at Derryfield thies 5 day of 
dembr 1786 

John Hall Town Clark 

Eecorded thies 27^^ Day of February 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 

State of Nowhampshir Hilsborough S S 

To John Eay Constable for the town of Derryfield Greet- 
ing 

You are Hereby Eequired in the Name of the Govrment 
and Pepole of thies State to warrn all the Freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of thies town that they meat at the Meeting 
House on Monday the thirtieth of octobr at one o Clock to 
Act on the following articles (viz) 

1-ly to Chuse a Moderator to Eegulate Said Meeting 



120 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

2-ly For the town to Give ther opinion on a Plan Presented 
from the Genral Court for Emiting a Paper Cornancy or to 
Make Such alteration in Said Plan as they may think Proper 

thirdly to See what the town will dow in Eegard of the 
Nonresidant Lands which Le^ John Hall Hath Sold for taxes 
& is Supposed by Sum to he out of the town 

4-ly to See if the town will abate David Eowel his Meting 
House taxes in Lev* John Pirham & Cap* Samuel Moors Listes 
of taxes 

Make Eeturn of thies warrant with your Doings thereon to 
us on or Before the Day of Holding Said Meting 

Given under our Hands and Seals thies Sixth Day of Oc- 

tobr A d 1786 

Joseph Farmer 

Isaac Huse 

, Seelet Men 

Recorded the 9 of Decmbr 1786 

John HaU Town Clark 

Hillsborough 

At a Meeting of the freehoulders and Inhabitants of the 
town of Derryfield Legely Called & Conveind on the thirtey 
Day of Octobr 1786 

Voted Majer John Wabester Modrator of S^ meteng 

Voted on the Second arttecul of the Warrent which was 
for the town to Give ther opinion on a Plan Presented By the 
Genral Court for Emitting a Paper Money or any alterations 
they think best to make twontey Eight Quallifieyd voters 
agenste S*^ plan as it is Set forth and nown for it 

Voted Nin Men of a Committe to macke Such allterations 
as they think best for the State on Said plan 

Voted to ajourn thies Meting & the Second Artical till the 
24 day of Nov^'^ nixt at one Clock of Said Day in the Meeting 
House in Said town 

Novbr 24 1786 

Met A Cording to Ajorment the modrator and Clark bothe 
present and the meting oupned 



EARLY KECOEDS OF DERErFIELD. 121 

Voted to Ajourn Said Meting till the 4 day of Decembr 
nixt at two of the Clock in the afternoon to be Held in John 
Hall house 

Decembr 4«^ 1786 

Meet Acording to Ajourment the Modrator & Clark bothe 
present and the meting oupned 

Voted on the second artical in the Warrant for an amend- 
ment to the for Gowen Plan 29 Lawfnll Voters that the 
Genral Court macke as much money in Bills of Credit as pay 
the whole of thies States Securetes In three monthes in three 
monthes from thies Dat and Shall be a Lawfull tender in 
all Payments both Publicke and Privite also Death to Counter- 
fit Said money and Said money not to Carye any Intrist and 
in Case any person Shall Refuese or neglect to Bringe in ther 
State Securities by the first Day of apreel nixt and Recive ther 
money -the Intrest to Case from that Dat 

Voted on the third artical Not to Except the Line Eoun of 
the town By John Hall John Goffe and Samuel Stark 

Voted that the town Will Eoun from Lichfield Corner 
north Wast Standing on the Banck of the Eever Eight Mills 
by pount of Compas have now Eegerd to the Bend of the 
Eiver 

Voted three Men of a Committee to Eun the Eight mills 

Voted Lev* John Perham James Gorman Thopels Grifen 
Committee Men 

Voted on the forth Artical Not to Abeate M'' David Eowel 
His Meting House taxs in Lev*^ John Pirhams Liste nor in 
Cap* Samuel Moors' Liste of taxes 

Recorded thies 27 Day of February 

John Hall town Clark 

Hills Borough s s Dorryfield December 9*^ 1786 
At a Meeting Legly Called on S*^ Day 
Voted M' Ezekel Stevins Modrator 

then Drew out of the Box to Serve on the Petit Jury at 
Said Courte James Pirces 



122 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Toted m' David Eowel to Serve as a Grand Juror at the 
General Sesions of the peace 

Kecorded March 2"^ 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 

State of Newhampshir Hillsborough S S 

To John GofEe Constable for the town of Derryfield Greet- 
ing 

You are hereby Kequired in the Name of the goverment 
and peopl of thies State to Leve and Collect of the Several 
Persons Named in this Lists here with Committed to You 
to Collect Each one his Eespective Proportion of the Sum 
total of this List Set Down a gainst his or her Name and pay 
in to the State tresury of this State the Sum of Sixty three 
Pounds ten Shillinges and nine pence Lawful! Money By 
the twentyfirst Day of July in the Year one thousand Seven 
Hundred and Eighty Seven in Specie 

also the Sum of three Pounds twelve and ten Pence us 
Bing the first Collumn of Said Liste You are also to Col- 
lect the Second Collumn of Said List as above mentned and 
Pay to the State tresury by the twentyfirest day of July Next 
the Sum of forty Six Pounds Nineteen Shillings and the 
Pence in Sertificates Issued for Intrest on Contenential Secu- 
rities and Eighteen Shilling and three Pence to us or our 
Succosors in office Being the total of Your Liste — and if 
Any Person Refuse or Neglect to Pay the Sums You are to 
follow the Rules of the Law in that Case Made and provided 
in Collecting the Same and this Shall Be Y'our Sufficiant war- 
rant 

Given under our hand and Seal this twenti Eight Day of 
of June 1787 

Dated at Derryfield 

John Euss 

John Green 

James Thompson 

Select Men 
Recorded this 2^ Day of July A d 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYPIELD. 123 

State Tax State Tax 

Hard Continential 

List for 1787 Money Sertitiecates 

£sdf £sdf 

Joshua Blodget 15 10 8 1 

James Gorman 15 8 3 11 1 

John GoSe 1903 1070 

Cap* Samuel Moor 24 10 1960 

Euben Moor 10 8 7 

Thomas Lancy 11 51 832 

Enos Webster 12 8 16 10 2 

William Nutt 1 11 10 12 7 

James Nutt 7 5 

Lev* Samuel Smith .... 16 11 4 2 

Samuel Smith Jun' .... 68 49 

Lev* Thophielus Grffin ... 15 8 11 1 

E°' Joseph Sanders 9 8 3 7 

Jonathan Heseltne 18 3 1 13 8 2 

Nathaniel Baker 11 8 8 3 3 

Nathaniel Merrill 14 9 11 

Abraham Merrill 1 14 3 

David Merrill 9 2 3 5 7 

John Brown 8 5 8 

Israel Brown 6 8 4 9 

Ezekiel Stevens 194 1 10 2 

Benjamin Stevens 8 8 6 3 

Abraham Merrill 10 7 12 

John Russ 911 65 

John Green 6 8 4 9 

David Sessions .^ 12 31 76 

John Ray 1 4 14 6 

David Eowel 1 10 3 14 10 

Joseph Farmer 2 18 6 

Hugh Thompson 11 8 8 3 3 

John Thompson 7 4 5 2 

James Thompson 12 10 3 9 4 

Lev* Ebenezer Stevens ...1158 1543 

Simeon Stevens 7 5 2 



124 MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Samuel Hilton 8 8 6 2 1 

Jonathan Stevens 6 8 4 9 

Ephraim Roolf 8 4 5 11 1 

David ITammon 6 8 4 9 

Ephraim Stevens 1 1 10 15 6 2 

Timothy Stevens 8 5 10 

Israel Young 18 8 3 13 4 

Le^ Daniel Hall 1 14 3 

Le'* John Hall 9 8 6 10 

William Hall 10 8 8 1 

Le^ John Little 6 8 4 9 

Samuel A}ts 17 4 11 6 3 

William gamble 11 8 7 3 

Archabald Gamble 2 4 18 8 2 

John Dickey 17 3 14 8 

Luke Withe 10 8 2 8 

Maj' John Webster 18 8 1 4 

Israel Webster 6 8 4 9 

David Webster 7 4 5 2 2 

Stephen Pingree 10 8 8 7 

Asa Heseltine 14 4 15 10 

Moses Merrill 843 633 

James Peiice 1 3 10 16 11 2 

green Symonds 15 4 3 11 1 

Able Huse 3 83 233 

Isaac Huse 6 8 4 9 

Abraham Amy 14 8 9 6 3 

John C m'^ Niele 7 3 5 

Gorge Amy 6 10 3 4 10 3 

William Perham 18 6 3 1 4 

John Davis 6 8 4 9 

Daniel Davis 6 8 4 9 

Moses Davis . 1 11 8 12 6 3 

Cliarels Emerson 10 8 7 6 2 

Abijah Emerson 15 8 11 1 3 

Cap^ John Perham 2 12 7 1 18 2 1 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEERYFIELD. 125 

Bishop Coston 703 4 11 3 

Widow perham 14 10 

Ceser griffin 19 9 2 14 1 1 

Edward C Young 8 10 7 

Doctor John Dusten .... 68 49 

Eiehard Maherry 6 8 4 9 

James Littel 16 4 12 9 2 

Gen'' John Stark 2 19 4 2221 

thomas Whiticar 14 8 10 7 

Nathan Whiticar 8 8 6 3 

En^ Samuel Stark 1 14 4 15 1 

Peter Emerson 14 8 10 8 

Eecorded July 2^^^ 1787 

John Hall town Clark 

State of N"ew hampshire Hishorough s s 

To John Gof!e Constable for the town of Derryfield for the 
yeair 1787 Greeting 

You are Hereby Required in the Name of the Govrnmant 
and People of Said State to Leve & Collect of the Several 
Persons Named in thies List Committed to You to Collect 
Each one his Eespective Proportion of the Sum total of thies 
Set Down against his or her Name and Pay into the State 
Treasurer the Sum of Eight Pounds five Shillings and Nine 
pence L M in Silver or Gold out of the first Collumn of this 
List and the Remainder to Us or our Sucessers in offi^ce By 
the Last Day in Decmber Next 

You are allso to Collect the Second Column of Said List 
and as above Mentioned Pay to the State Trasurer the Sum 
of twenty Pounds and Seven pence in Certificates Isued for 
Intrest of this States Debt at or Befor the Last day of 
December Next and the Eemainder of Said Second Column 
to Us or our Sucesers in office By the day above Mentioned 

allso you are to Collect the third Collum of this List Bing 
the Town tax and pay the Sum total of Said Coullum to us 
or our order or our Sucesors in office at or Befor the first 



12fi 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Day of March in the Year one thousand Seven Hundred and 
Eighty Eight and if any Person Kefuse or Neglect to Pay 
the Same you are to follow the rules and Dections of the 
Law in that Case made and Provided in Collecting the Same 
Hereof fail not and this Shall Be Your Sufficeint Warrant 
Given under our Hands & Seal at Deny field this fifth Day 
of Octobr in the Year 1787 

James Thompson 
John Euss 
John Green 

Select Men 
Eecorded the 21 of Octobr 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 





state Tax 


state Tax 


Town Tax 


A Leste for 1787 


Hard Money 
s d f 


Sertificates 
s d f 


£ s 


d 


f 


John Thompson 


. 1 


1 





2 


2 





2 


9 





James Thompson 


. 1 


11 





3 


10 





4 


10 





Lev' Enezer Stivns 


. 5 


4 





10 


8 





13 


4 





Simon Stevens . 


. 1 





2 


2 


1 





2 


7 


2 


Samuel Hilton . 


. 1 


3 


2 


2 


7 





3 


3 





Jonathon Stevns 


. 1 








2 








2 


6 





Ephraim Stivns . 


. 3 


3 


1 


6 


6 


2 


8 


2 


1 


David Haman . 


. 1 


2 





2 


4 





3 








Ephraim Eallf . 


. 1 


3 





2 


6 





3 


7 


2 


Timothy Stevens 


. 1 


2 





2 


4 





3 








Israel Young . 


. 2 


9 


3 


5 


7 


2 


7 





1 


Lev* Daniel Hall 


. 3 








6 








7 


6 





Lev* John Hall . 


. 1 


5 


2 


2 


11 





6 


5 


3 


Lcv^ John Hall . 


. . 1 


5 


2 


2 


11 





3 


7 


2 


William Gamble 


. 1 


9 





3 


6 





4 


4 


3 


Archibal Gamble 


. 6 





2 


12 


1 





15 


1 


2 


John Dickey 


. . 3 


1 





6 


2 





7 


8 


3 


Luke Withe . . 


. 1 


7 


1 


3 


2 


2 


4 





1 


Maj John Webester 


. 4 


1 





8 


2 





10 


3 





William Hall . 


. 1 


7 





3 


2 





4 








Levt John Little 


. 1 








2 


10 





2 


6 






EARLY EECOEDS OF DERRYFIELD. 127 



Isreal Webster . . . 


1 








2 








2 


6 





David Webster . . . 


1 


1 





2 


2 





2 


9 





Steephen Pengree . . 


1 


7 





3 


2 





4 








Asa Hezeltine . . . 


3 


8 





7 


4 





9 


1 


2 


Moses Merrill . . . 


1 


3 





2 


6 





3 


1 


2 


James Peirce . . . 


3 


11 





7 


10 





9 


9 


2 


Green Symond . . . 


3 


4 





4 


8 





5 


9 


3 


Abel Huse .... 


9 


1 


1 


18 


2 


2 


1 2 


9 


1 


Isac Huse .... 


1 








2 








2 


6 





Abraham Amy . . . 


2 








4 








5 


2 





John C m° Neall . . 


1 


3 





2 


1 


2 


2 


7 


3 


Gorge Amy .... 


1 





2 


2 


1 





2 


7 





William Perham . . 


4 


3 


2 


8 


7 





10 


8 


1 


John Davis .... 


1 








2 








2 


6 





Daniel Davis . . . 


1 








2 








2 


6 





Moses Davis .... 


4 


9 





9 


6 





11 


10 


2 


Charls Emerson . . 


1 


7 





3 


2 





4 








Abijah Emerson . . 


2 


4 





4 


8 





5 


10 


2 


Peter Emerson , . . 


2 


2 





4 


4 





5 


6 





Cap* John Parham . . 


8 





2 


16 


1 





1 1 


1 





Bishop Coston . . . 


1 





2 


2 


1 





2 


7 


2 


Widow Eebecah Parham 




2 


2 




5 








6 





Ceaser Griffon , . . 


2 


11 


2 


5 


11 





7 


5 





Edward Clark Young . 


1 


2 


2 


2 


5 





3 








Do*'* John Dustin . . 


1 








2 








2 


6 





Eichard Mabery . . 


1 








2 








2 


6 





James Little .... 


2 


9 





5 


6 





6 


7 


2 


Gen'^ John Starke . . 


8 


11 


3 


17 


11 


2 


1 2 


4 


2 


Thomas Whiteker . . 


2 


2 


2 


4 


5 





5 


6 





Nathan Whiteker . . 


1 


4 





2 


8 





3 


3 





Samuel Stark . . . 


5 


2 


2 


10 


5 





13 








Joshua Blodget . . . 


2 


2 


2 


4 


5 





5 


6 





James Gorman . . . 


2 


3 


2 


4 


7 


1 


5 


9 





John Goffe .... 


4 


3 


2 








10 


9 





Cap* Samuel Moor . . 


6 


8 


3 


13 


5 


2 


16 


9 


3 


Euben Moor .... 


1 


7 





3 


2 





4 









128 



MANCHESTEK HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 



Thomas Lancey . . 


1 


8 


2 


3 


5 





4 


3 


2 


Enos Webster . . • 


3 


5 





6 


10 





8 


6 





William Nutt . . • 


4 


9 


1 


9 


6 


2 


11 


11 


3 


Levt Samuel Smith . 


2 


4 


3 


4 


9 


2 


6 








James Nutt .... 


1 


1 





2 


2 





2 


7 


3 


Samuel Smith J'^ . . 


1 








2 








2 


6 





Lev* Theophuls Griffin 


2 


4 





4 


8 





5 


10 


2 


En' Joseph Sanders . 


1 


5 


2 


2 


11 





3 


8 


1 


Jonathan Heseltine . 


1 


10 


3 


3 


9 


2 


7 


2 


3 


Nathanal Baker . . 


1 


9 





3 


6 





4 


4 


2 


Nathanal Merrill . . 


2 


1 


1 


4 


2 


2 


5 


3 





Abraham Merrill . . 


3 








6 








7 


6 





Lev* David Merrill . 


1 


4 


3 


2 


9 





3 


5 


2 


Ezekel Stivnes . . . 


4 


7 





9 


2 





11 


5 


3 


Benjmen Stivnes . . 


1 


3 


2 


2 


7 





3 


3 





John Brovm . . . 


1 


2 


2 


2 


5 





3 








Israel Brown .... 


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2 








2 


6 





Abrham Merrill Ju' . 


1 


5 


3 


2 


11 


2 


3 


8 


1 


John Russ .... 


1 


4 


2 


2 


9 





3 


5 





John Green .... 


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2 








2 


6 





David Sessions . . 


1 


10 





3 


8 





4 


7 


1 


John Eay .... 


3 





2 


6 


1 





7 


7 


1 


David Eowel . . . 


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2 


6 


3 





7 


10 





Joseph Farmer , . . 


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12 








15 








Hugh Thompson . . 


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4 


5 


2 


Eecorded Octobr 23*^ 1787 
















John Hall Town ClarL 



















State of Newhampshir Hillssborough S s 

To John Eay Constable for the town of Derryfield for the 
Yeair 1786 Greeting 

In the Name of Said State you are hereby Eequired to 
Notify the free holders and other Inhabitantes of the town 
of Derryfield Quallified by Law to Vote in town meetings 
that they Meet at the Meeting house in Said town on Mon- 



EAELY KECORDS OP DERRYFIELD. 129 

day the fifth Day of March Next at ten of the Clock in the 
forenoon to Act on the following Articals 

first to Chuse a Modrator to Regulate Said Meeting 

2-ly to Hear all town Accounts for the Yeaier 1786 & 
to approve or Disaprove agreeable to Law 

3-ly to Chuse all town officars for the year 1787 

4-ly To See how Much Money the town will Eaise for 
Preachin the preasent yeair & how it Shall be Layed out for 
that Porpose 

5-ly to See How much Money the town will Raise for 
Schooling the Preasent year and how it Shall be Layed out 
for that porpose 

6-ly To See what meathod the town will take for the 
suport of the Poor the Preasent year 

7-ly To See if the town will Chose a Committee to Setl 
with Lv* John Hall Relating the Nonresidant Land which 
he Sold for taxes and appears by the Runing of the town 
Line to be out of town and any other Demands Relating the 
Same 

8-ly To See if the town will Grant a Petition of Samuel 
Smith for a Highway from his ferry to m'^ able Huses 

9-ly to See if the town Pay the Doef^ account for 
Doctring Ann M^ Night in hir last Sickness 

10-ly to See if the town will Keep John Ray Counstabl 
free frome Cost of Extents for a Cartin* time if he for- 
beares from Distresing the Inhabitantes for taxes 

11-ly to See if the town will Provied a work house & 
Chuse a Sutable- Person to Over See the Same and make 
Return of thies warrant with your Doings thereon to us on 
or Before the Day of Holding Said Meeting 

Given Under our Hands and Seals this firest Day of Feb- 
ruary 1787 

Joseph Farmor 
Isacc Huse 
John Goffe 

Select Men 
♦Certain.— Ed. 



130 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Derryfield March 5 Day 1787 

I have N'otifyed the free Holders and other Inhabitantes 
by Posting the Within warant a greeable to the Costom of 

this town 

John Eay Constable 

Eecorded thies 26 Day of Novmbr 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 

State of Newhampsher Hillssborough s s 

At a Meeting of the freehoulders & Inhabitantes of the 
town of Derryfield Legely Calld and Conviened on the fifth 
day of March 1787 

Voted Le"^ John Littell Modrator of Said Meeting 

Voted the Seclet men for ther Serves in the town two 
Shillens and Sixpence p' Day out of the town as they Charged 

Voted to allow John Goffe one Shilen and Sixpence pr 
wiek for Keeping Eloner fairfield from 24 of march 1786 
and three Shelens & sixpence for Cothon for Said Child 

Voted Cap* John Pirham and others three Shilens p' day 
for Eunen the Eiver Line sow Called and Seven Shillens and 
Sixpence to mr James Nesmeth the Survier 

Voted to allow John HaU accounte for one Day of a Sur- 
vier and three men one Day Eunen the North Line of the 
town and other Expences in town Bnsness one pound four 
Shilens & ten pence 

Voted the town Clark for the yeair 1786 twallve Shillens 
for hies Servess 

Voted Le"^ Dainl Hall and E""^ James thompson two Shilens 
and Six pence for Setelen the town Accoumptes with the 
Seelet Men and Constables for the yeair 1786 

Voted John Euss Town Clark for the yeair 1787 

Voted En" James Thompson Isaac Huse John Green Seclet 
Men 

Voted John Goffe Constabl 

Voted to Eeconsider Goffe Bing Constabl 

Voted Lev* Dainl Hall Constabl 



EAELT RECORDS OF DERRTFIELD. 131 

Vote to Reconsider Said Hall Bing Constabl 

Voted Israel Young Constable 

Voted Nathaniel Baker 

Voted Capt Samuel Mores 

Voted James Peirce 

Voted Joseph Farmer Ju' 

Voted Stephen Pingree 

Voted Ephram Stevens 

Voted Ezekial Stevens 

Voted Daniel Davies 

the Eight above nemed all Surveyors of Higwayes 

Voted for Survers of Lumber John Buss Euben Moor Luke 
Withy 

James thompson Hog Constable 

Joshua Blodget Luk Withey John Davis David Sessions 

Voted to Adjorn the Said Meeting till friday the Ninth 
day of thies Instant at one of the Clock in after noon till John 
Hall House 

March the ninth day 1787 

Meet According to the Adjournment the Modrator and 
Clerk Bothe Present and the Meeting Called then voted to 
Eeconsider all the votes of the above meeting Excpt the 
Modrator to Stand and the Seceletmens acounts and all other 
acountes that was allowed to Stand Good as they wer voted — 

then voted John Hall Town Clark for yer 1787 

Voted to Be but three Seclet Men thies yeair 

Voted for Seclet Men En™ James thompson John Russ 
John Green 

Voted M"^ John Goffe Constable 

Voted Lev* John Littel Daniel Davis to Counte with the 
Seelmen and Constabl for the year 1787 

Voted the Seclet Men be fences Vuers & Prayesors of Dam- 
iges 

Voted Surveyors of the Higwayes Dainel Davis Cap* Sam- 
uel Moor Joseph farmor Ju' Ephram Stivens and Stephen 
Pingrey Ezekel Stivns Nathaniel Baker James Peirce Sur- 
veyers of Lumber 



132 MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted John Euss Euben Moor Luke Withy Dainel Davies 
Dainel Hall Hog Howrcls 

Voted Enos Webestor En' James thompson Joushay Blod- 

get 

Votes for Samuel Livmore Esq' to be Presidant 33 Law- 
full voters allso for hies Excelency John Langdon 12 Votes 
to be presidant 

Votes for Daniel Eamerson and AVote 34 for Senitors one 
for Mathow Thornton Esq'' and one for Mathow Paton Esq' 

Voted on the forthe Artical in the warrant Note to Eeas 
any mony for prechn 

Voted on the fifth artical not to Eeas any money Schooling 

Voted to Set up Barber Leslie Ellezabath Masey and Pol 
Cutten at the lost bidedr 

Barber Leslie was Strock of to John Eay at ten dol- 
^lors £3—0—0 

Elizabath Massey was struck of to E°' James thompson Kin 
Dolrs and one Half £3—17-0 

Pol Cuttien was Struck of to John Eay at Sevinteen Shillns 
for the present yeaier £0 — 17 — 

Voted to Chues a Committee to Sittel with John Hall for 
the Nonresidant land and all reletien to the land that was 
taxed to Said Hall In the year 1780 that he Sold and apieres 
to be out of the town 

Voted for Committee Men Majer John Webestor Lev* 
thopels Grifen and M' John Gofie 

Voted to Adjourn thies meeting till frieday 16 Day thies 
Instant at one of the Clock in the afternoon at John Hall 
House in S*^ town 

Derryfield March 16^^ 1787 

Meet Acorden to the Adjornment the Modrator and Clark 
both present and the meeting oupned 

Voted to allow John Hall three poundes for three Difrant 
Lotes of land Souposed to ben in Derryfield ther properite 
but apiears not to be in Said town and the tax of the Lote 
nobr twallve above m' Samuel Starkes 



EAELY EECOIiDS OF DERRYFIELD. 133^ 

Voted to Dismis m"^ Samul Smithes Petition 

Voted to Chues a Committee of three Men Cap*^ John per- 
ham Lev* Thopels Grefen m'' William Nutte to Vue the 
Ground from m"" Samuel Smithes ferry to the Second Eoad 
So Called that Liedes by m' John Davises to m"" Nathaniel 
mirals and mack ther Eeporte to the town. 

Voted to allow Doctor Bartletes acoumpt for Docteren ann 
m'= Night £1—14—5 

Voted Lev* John Littels Shop for a Work House for thies 
year and Said Litell over Sier a Corden to the Law of the 
State 

Kecorded thies 27 day of Novbr 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 

State of Newhampshir Derryfield 

We the Suhcrebrs Bien Chosn to Sitel A Countes Withe the 
Secelmen and Constahl for the yeair 1786 findes John Eay 
Constable Charged as followes In Continental Cartyfi- 

cates £61—12— 7 

to County taxes 5 — 17 — 4 

to State Cartyficates ^ . 20— 8—11 

town Taxes 33—17—10 



and findes Nothing Discharged 



Eecorded Novmbr 27*^ 1787 



James Thompson 
Dainel Hall 

John Hall Town Clark 



Selectem Account against the Town for Servise Apriel 1786 
Joseph Farmor & Goffe two Days to take the towns Invoice 
and Numbr of Inhabitants at three Shilling pr day £0 — 12 — 
Farmer & Huse on the Same Busnes on Day ..060 
Isack Huse one Day to Take Care of nf^ Maberry 

& Child 30 

Joseph Farmor to half a Day to Carry Money to 

Cap* Mor to Go to Concord 16 



134 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIOFS. 

Isack Huse to half a Day to Drawin town war- 
rant & Makin Keturn of the Inhabitants ..016 

June 

Goffe & Huse four Days & Farmor one day a half 
making taxes town State and Surveyers and 
Drawing warrants 1 86 

Septmbr 1 

to two half Days the Selectmen to Eeeeive Cattle 

for Chandler of the Constable 9 

I Huse to one half Day as above 16 

I Huse to Concord my Self & Horse .... 60 

John Goffe to Amherst to continue Chandler 
Case 40 

John Goffe to Concord two Days and half to 

Pay Chandler 76 

to two Days and half of my oxen 5 

to Expences on the Eoad & ther 11 

Octobr 

Secletmen one Day Settling with the Constables 

and Drawing Town warrants 9 

January 

Goffe & Cap* Moor to Carry Thomas Hall to 

Goffes town by a warrant from London Derry .060 

Feb' 

Select Men to Drawing March Meeting warrants 

half day ; 4 6 

Goffe to Exeter three Days on town Buesness . 18 

March 

Selectmen to one day Settling with Tompson and 
m"' Brown on Lasleys account 9 

for Paper for the towns use 3 

For Keeping Elener Fairfeild from 24 of 
March 1786 at 1/6 pr Week for Clothing for 
Said Child 36 

Goffe for a note he payd Joseph Barron for 

against the town balnce 1 3 

Recorded Decmbr 25 1787 

John Hall Town Clarke 



EARLY EECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 135 

State of Kewhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To John Goffe Constable for the town of Derryfield for 
the year 1787 Greeting 

You are here by required in Nam of the of Said State to 
Warn all the freehoulders and other Inhabitants of the town 
of Derryfield Qualifyed by Law to Vote in town Meetings 
that they meet at the Meeting House in S*^ town on Monday 
21 day of may next at ten Clock in the fore noon to Act 
on the following Articles (Viz) 

1-ly to Chues A Modrator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2-ly to See what Methowd the town will take to Settle 
the town Linds as ther is a numbr of familias that holds 
them Selves out of the town which was formorly Suposed to 
be in the town 

3-ly to See if the town will Vote a Sertain Sum of money 
for Prichien for the present year 

4-ly to See the town will Chues a Committe to Serch into 
the afiers of Lev* Ebenezer Steavens and Gen"^ John Stark and 
See Whither ther is any Money Due to him the Said Stivens 
or not from the town 

5-ly to See if the town will Chues a Committey to Settele 
With the Sicletmen for the yeair 1786 and See what is Don 
with the Money in ther Hands 

and Make Eeturn of thies Warrant & your Doings theron 
to Us on or Before the Day of Holding Said Meeting 

and thies Shall be your Sufficiant warent 

Given Under our Hands and Seal thies 26 day of Apirel A 
Dome. 1787 

James Thompson 
John Euss 
John Green 

Select Men 



Eecorded Decmbr 26 1787 



John Hall Town Clark 



Derryfield May 21 1787 

Agreeable to the within warrant I have Notifyed the Free- 



136 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

holders and other Inhabitants of time and Place by posting 

thies Warrant 

John Goffe Constable 

EecordedDecmbr,26 1787 

John Hall town Clark 

State of New Hampsher Hills Borough 

Derry field May 21^^^ 1787 

At a Meeting of Free Houlders and Inhabitantes of Said 
town Legely Called and Conviained in the Meeting House 
in Said 

Voted Capt John Perham Modrator of Said meetings 

Voted to Carey on thies Meeting By Hand Vote 

Voted to Ajourn thies Meeting till thies Day Wiek at three 
a Clock in the Eafter Noon at the Meeting House 

May 28 Meet Acorden to the Ajour Ment the Mgdrator 
and Clark both present and the Meeting oupned 

Voted to Ajourn thies Meeting till the Ellevinth day of 
June nixt at three a Cock in the Affter noon at the Meeting 
House 

June 11*'^ Meet acorden to the ajournment the Modrator 
and Clark both present and the Meeting oupned 

Voted to Ajourn thies meeting till the twonty Day of thies 
Instant till the Meeting House at three a Clock in the after- 
noon 

June 20^^ Meet Accorden to the Ajourn Ment the Mod- 
rator & Clark both present and the meeting oupned 

Voted to Dismis the Second artical in the warrant 

Voted on the third artical to Have Prichien 

Voted twontey Dolers Equel to Six pounds Lawfull money 
and for now other Use 

Voted Cap* Samuel Moor to Provied the prichien for the 
Said money 

Voted on the forthe artical to have a Committey of three 
men to Examien the afier of mr Stivens and mak Eeport to 
the town 

Voted John Goffe Daniel Davies Joseph Sandrs Committey- 
mcn 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 139 

State of Now Hampsher Hills Borough S S 

To John Goffe Counstable for the town of Derryfield 
Greeting 

In the Name of the Goverment of this State You are Hear- 
by Eequired to warm all the free Holderes and other inhabi- 
tantes of the town of Derryfild Quallefyed by Law to Vote 
In town Meetings that they meet at ther meeting House in 
Said town on the 29 day of thies Instant Sep*' at three of the 
Clock in the afternoon of Sd Day to Act on the following 
articals (Viz) 

1-ly to Chues a Modrator to Reglaute Said Meeting 

2-ly to Chues one Man of those Duly Quellified to Serve 
as a Grand Juror at at the Superior Court of Judicature to 
be holden at Amherest within and for the County on the 
first tusday of Octobr next 

3-ly to Draw one man out of the Box to Serve as a Petit 
Juror at the same Superior Courte afor Said 

Hear of faiel not and make Retorne of thies warrant and 
your doings unto me on or before the Day of Holding Said 
Meeting 

Given Under my Hand and Seal at Derryfield the 13 day of 
Sep* Anno Domini 1787 

John Hall town Clark 

Hills Borough s s Dorryfield Sep* 29 1787 

Agreeable to the within warrant I have warned the free 
Houlderes and other Inhabitantes to Meet at time and place 
by Posting thies warrant 

John Goffe Counstable 

Recorded thies 29 day of Dcembr 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 

Hillsborough s s Derry field Septembr 29 1787 
at a Meeting of the freehoulders & Inhabitantes Legely 
Called and Convined in the Meeting House on Said Day 
Voted M'' John Euss Modrator to Said Meeting 



140 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted Serg''* John Goffe Grand Jury and Drew from the 
Box Lev* John Little to Serve as Petitey Juror 
Recorded thies 29"^ Day of Dcembr 1787 

John Hall town Clark 

State of New Hampshir Hills Borough S S 

To John Goffe Counstable for the Town of Derryfield 

Gretn 

You are in the name of the Govrment of thies State Re- 
quired to to warm all the free Houlders and other Inhabe- 
tantes of Said towTi Quallifyed hy Law to Vote in town Meet- 
ings that they Meet at ther Meeting House in said town on 
the 23 day of thies Instant Novmbr at three of the Clock in 
the afternoon of Said Day to Act on following Articals (Viz) 

1-ly to Chues a Modrator to reglaut Said Meeting 

2-ly to Choous one man of those Duley Quallified to Serve 
as a Grand Juror at the Courte of General Sessions to be 
holden at Amherest within and for Said County on the first 
thursday next following the Second tusday of Dcembr nixt 

3-ly to Draw one man out of the Box of those Duly 
Qualified to Serve as a Pettit Juror at the Inferor Courte of 
Comman Pleas to be holden at amherest within and for Said 
Countey on the seccond tuesday of Decembr nixt 

and make Eetorn of thies "Warrant and your Dowings 
thereon to my Self Befor the day of Holden Said Meeting 

Given Under my Hand and Seal at Derryfield thies 4 day 
of Dcembr 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 

State of New Hampsher Hills Borough s s 
Derryfield Nov''' 22 1787 

I Have Warrned the freeholdrs and other Inhabitants of 
Derryfield to meet at time & place By posting thies warrant 

John Goffe Counstable 
John Hall Town Clark 
Derryfield Nov^^ 22 1787 

at a meeting of the freehouldres & other Inhabitantes of 
the town of Derryfield Legally Callad and Convened 



EAKLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 137 

Voted on the fifth artial to Chues a Committey Joseph 
Sandrs Enos Webstor Dainl Davese to Sitel wothe the Siclect- 
men for the year 1786 and make Eeporte to the town 

Voted to Ajoiirn thies Meeting till the 28 day of thies 
Instant at four of the Clock in the After 

June 28 day 

Meet Acording to the Ajornment the Modrator and Clark 
both Present and the meeting oupned 

Voted to to Except the Commiteys Eeporte on the afier 
Lev^ Ebenezer Stivns and allso the Committeys Eeport that 
Setelled Aeounts withe the Seclect Men for the Year 1786 

Derryfield June 23 1787 

We the Subcribors being Chosen a Commitey to Serch 
into Lev* Stivens Demand aginst the town Eeport that he 
Preduced Nothing a ginst the town. 

John Goffe 
Dainel Daves 

Commity men 

We the Subcribors Being Chosen a Committee to settle 
with the Select men for the Yeaier 1786 find when they 
Come into offices theyer was in Constable Hugh Thompsons 
Hand £97—19—2 

and they have Drawn out of Said Counstable Hand £57 — 
13—11 

and they have Discharged them Selves of £54 — 11 — 7 and 
ther Eemens in the Seclect Mens Hands £2 — 19 — -1 which 
they owe to the town and the Eemendr they Say is In the 
Counstables Han^ 

Witeness our Hands Derryfield June 23 Day 1787 

Joseph Sandres 
Dainel Davies 
Enos Webster 

Committee Men 



Eecorded Decmbr 27*^ 1787 



John Hall Town Clark 



138 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of Nowhampsher Hillsborough S S 

To M' John Goffe Counstable for the town of Derryfild 
Greeting 

You are hearby Required in the name of the GoYrment of 
thies State that you warm all the free Houldrss and other 
Inhabitantes of thies town that they Meet at the Meeting 
House In Said town on the 24 day of thies Instant Apriel at 
fore of the Clock in After Noon then and there to act on the 
following articals (Viz) 

1-ly to Chues a Modrator to Reglate Said Meeting 

2-ly to Choose one good and and Lawfull Man to Serve 
on the Grand Jury at the Superior Court of Judicatuer to be 
holden at Amherst on the Second tuesday of may nix 

3-ly to Draw one man out of the Superior Box to Serve 
as a Pettit Jury at the affore Said Court and Make Eetorn 
here of with Your Dowings unto me at or be for the day of 
holden Said meeting and this Shall be Your Suncant Warrant 

Dat at Derryfield thies 7*^ day of apirel 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield Apirel 24 day 1787 
I Have Notified the freeholdrs and other Inhabitantes of 
tim & places by Posting the Within Warrant 

John Goffe Counstable 

Recorded Decmbr 29*^ 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 

State of New Hampshir Hills Borough S S 
At a Meeting of the free Houldrs & Inhabitantes of Derry- 
field Legaley Called and Asembled in ther Meeting House 
Upon 24 day of Apirel 1787 Voted E"^^ James Thompson Mod- 
rator. 
Voted M' Joseph Farmor Grand Jurery Man 
Then Drew out of the Box Ezikel Stivns for pet Jurey 
^lan 

Recorded Decmbr 29*'^ 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEKRYFIELD. 143 



Ezekial Stivens . . 

Benjmen Stivns . . 

Abrham Mirail . . 

John Euss . . . 

John Green . . . 

David Sessions . . 
John Ray .... 

Ge' John Stark . . 

Thomas Whitaker . 

Samuel Stark . . . 

David Eowel . . . 

Joseph farmer . . 

Hugh Thompson . . 
John thompson . 
En^ James thompson 
Ebenezer Stivinos 

Simon Stevens . . 

Samuel Hillton . . 

Jonathan Stevinos . 

Ephraim Eollf , . 

David hamonds . . 

Ephraim Stevenos . 
Timothy Stevens 

Isrearl Young . . 

L^^ Daniel Hall . . 

Le^* John Hall . . 

William Hall . . . 

Le^* John Little . . 

James Little . . . 

Samuel Ayrs . . . 

William Gemble . . 

Archibald Gemble . 
John Dickey . . 

Lueke Withee . . . 

Maj®"^ John Webster . 

Isral Webster . . . 

David Webster . . 



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4 





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6 


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2 


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2 


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3 


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2 


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5 


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3 


3 


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144 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Stephen pingry 180 

Ase Ileseltine 392 

Nathan Whitaker 141 

State of New Hampshir Hillsborough S S 

to John Goffe Constable for the town of Derryfield for year 
1787 Greeting 

In the Name of the Govrment and People of S^ State you 
are hereby required to warn all the freehoulders and other 
Inhabitantes of the town of Derryfield qualified by Law to 
Vote in town Meetings that they Meet at the Meeting House 
in Said town town on Wenesday the Sixth Day of February 
nixt at three of the Clock in the afternoon to act on the 
following Articls Viz 

1-ly to Chouse a Modrator to Eegulate Said Meeting 

2-ly See if the town will Vote to Send a man to Exeter 
to the Convention on the second Wensdy 13 day of February 
Next to Considor of the Constitution appointed by the fed- 
eral Convention 

Herof Faiel not and make Eeturn of thies warrant and your 
Doings theron to us at or before the Day of holding Said Meet- 
ing 

and this Shall be your Sufficnt warrant givn under our 
hands and Seal at Derryfield this 21 day of Junuary 1788 

John Euss 
James Thompson 
Select Men 

Eecorded thies twallve Day of February 1788 

John Hall town Clark 

At a Meeting of the freehoulders and Inhabintes of the 
town of Derryfield Leglly called and Conviend in the Meeting 
House in Said town on the Sixt Day of febery 1788 
Voted Cap* Samuel Moors Modrator to Said meeting 
Voted to adjourn thies meeting till John Hall Wast Eoum 
of hies House 



EABLY KECORDS OF DEREYFIELD. 141 

Voted En^ James Thompson Modrator of Said Meeting 
Voted David Eowel Grand Juror to Serve at the Court of 

Qutor sinos for one Year Next 

allso Drue from the Box Archibald Gembl to Serve as a 

Petit Juror at the Infiror Courte of Common Pleas on the 

Second tusday of Decmbr nixt 

Eecorded thies 29 day of Decmbr 1787 

John Hall Town Clark 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough S S 

To John Goffe Constable for the town of Derryfield for 
the Yeaier 1787 Greeting 

In the Name of the Goverment and People of Said State 
You are Hereby Eequired to Leve and Collect of the Severel 
Persons in the List Named his or her Respective Proportion 
of the Sum total of Said Liste it Being Set aginst thier 
Names the Sum total is ten Pounds Eleven Shillings and five 
pence two farthings Lawfull Money and pay it to us or our 
order or our Succesors in office By the first Day of March 
Nixt and if Any Person or persons Neglect or refuse to pay 
the Same You are to follow the Rules and Directions of the 
Law in that Case Made and provided 

Hereof faiel note and thies Shall Be Your Sufficent war- 
rant 

given under our Handes and Seal at Derryfield thies twenty 

first Day of January 1788 

John Russ 
John Green 
James Thompson 
Select Men 

Recorded thies 23 day of January 1788 

John Hall Town Clark 

Minister Tax for the year 1787 £ s d 

James Pirce 410 

Moses Merrel 132 

Green Symond 250 



142 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Able Iluse 

Isac Huse 

Abraham Amy 

John Coldwell m<= Neal 

Gorg Amy 

William Pirham 

John Daviss 

Daniel devis 

Moses Devis 

Charls Emerson 

Abijah Emrson 

Peater Emrson 

Cap* John Pirham 

Bishop Corston 

Edward Clark Young 

Eichard Mebrey 

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Ceaser Griffen 

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Joshua Blodget 

James Gorman 

John Goffe 

Cap* Samuel Moor 

Euben Moor 

Thomas Lancy 

Enos Webster 

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James Nutt 

Le^ Samul Smith 

Samul Smith Ju"" 

Lev* Thopls Grfien 

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Nethainl Baker 

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EARLY KECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 147 

Voted to Give m' John Ray ten Dollors for his Serves as 
Counstable 

Voted on the fifth artical that m"^ John Dickey Laye hies 
afier about the nonrisedent Land be for the Commitey and 
they Report back to the town 

Recorded thies twontey Second day of Feb'' 1788 

John Hall town Clark 



148 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

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meet a Cording to ajournment the Modrator & Ck-rk both 
present and the meeting oupned 

Voted not to Except the Constutcion by the federal Con- 
vintion appoinded by them 

Voted at Said Meeting to Send a man to Extar to atind the 
Convention in behalf of Said town on the account of the 
federal Convention 

Voted to Send En^ James thompson to Exter 

Voted to Eeconsied Said James thompson Gowen to Exter 

Voted that John Hall Be Man to atind the Convention at 
Exter the 13 day of febury nixt to Considor of the Constution 
appointed by ferderal Convintion 

Eecorded thies 13 day of February 1788 

John Hall town Clark 

State of New Hampshir Hiles Borough s s 

To John GofEe Constable for the town of Derryfield for the 
year 1787 Greeting 

In the Name of the Govrment and people of Said State 
You are Hereby Eequired to warn all the freehouldres and 
Inhabitantes of the town of Derryfield qualified by Law to 
Vote in town Meetinges that they meet at the meeting House 
in Said town on Monday the Seventh day of January Next at 
one of the Clock in the after noon to Acte on the following 
articals (Viz) 

1-ly to Chouese A Modrator to Eeglaute Said Meeting 

2-ly to See if the town will Settel with M"" James Gorman 
or not Concerning the Nonresidant Land that he Sold as 
Constable which apires to be out of the town and is Like to 
Meet with treble abi5ut the Same 

3-ly to See if the town will abate M' John Brown his 
taxes in John Eays and John Goffes Lists 

4-ly to See if the town will Vote to allow M'' John Eay 
anything for hies Serves as Constable for the year 1786 and 
if any how much 

5-ly to See if the town will allow M"^ John Dickey the 
Money that he Payed to the high Counstable for the Noun- 



146 MANCHESTEPw HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

resident Land which he never Collected as the town has pased 

a vote not to Sell any at the present 

Hereof faiel not and thies Shall Be Your Sufiicent warrant 
and make Eeturn hereof to ns at or before the Day of 

houldeng Said meeting 

Given under our handes and Seal at Derryfield this 22 day 

of Decmbre 1787 

John Euss 

John Green 

James Thompson 

Select Men 

Eecorded thies twontey third Day of February 1788 

John Hall Town Clark 

State of Nowhampshir Hillsborouh s s 

Derryfield Jan' 1788 

Ageeable to the within warrant I have warned the free- 
houlders & other Inhabitantes of time and Places by Posting 
thies warrant 

John Goffe Constable 

At A Meeting of the free Houlders and Inhabitantes of the 
town of Derryfield Legely Called and conviened on the 7 day 
of Junry 1788 

Voted En' James Thompson Modrator to S** meeting 

Voted to adjourn tliies Meeting till John Hall waste Eoum 
of hies House 

Meet a Cording to ajournment the Modrator and Clark 
both present and the Meeting oupned 

Voted on the Second Artical in the warrnt to Have a Com- 
mity to Examing into the afier of mr James Gormans sellen 
the Non Eesidant Land that apieres to be out of the town for 
taxes and Said Commity mack Eeporte to the town 

Voted Cap*^ Samuel Mores M'' John Eay m'' John Goffe Com- 
mity men as a Bove 

Voted to abate m' John Browns Eeates in m'' John Eay and 
m' John Goffes Listes 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 151 



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State of Xow Hampshor Hillsborough s s 

To John Goffe Constable for the town of Derryfield for the 
yeair 1787 Greeting 

In the Name and Govrment of Said State you are hereby 
Required to warn all the freehoulders and other Inhabitantes 
of the town of Derryfield Quallified by Law to vote in town 
Meetings that they meet at ther Meeting House in Said town 
on Monday the third Day of March Xext at ten of the Clock 
in the fore noon to act bn the following artieals (viz) 

1-ly To Chues a Modrator to Eegluat Said Meeting 

2-ly to hear the town Accomptes Eead and aprove or 
Disaprove of them 

3-ly to Chouse all town Officers for the Insuing yeair 

4-ly to See if the town will Vote any money for Preach- 
ing the Insuing yeair and if any How much and what Method 
they will tack to apply the Same 

5-ly to See if the town will Vote money for a town School 
the Insuing yeair and if any how much and what method they 
will tack to apply the Same 

6-ly to See what Method the town will tack for the Sup- 
port of the Poor of the town for the Insuing yeair 

7-ly to See what Method the town will take to Conduct 
with Barber Lasly and his Estat 

8-ly to See if the town will vote to Abate Cap* Samuel 
Moors the taxes of Several Persons in hies List which is not 
in hies power to Collect for Eesons he will then give 

9-ly to See if the town will Buld a Pound the Insuing 
Year as the old Pound is onfite for Use 

10-ly to See if the town will vote to allow John Goffe 
anything for hies Serves as Constable for the Yeair 1787 
and if any How Much 

Hereof fail not and make Eeturn of thies Warrant and 
your doings there on by Said third Day of March and thies 
Shall be your Sufficant warrant 



EAULY KBCORDS OF DEERYFIELD. 149 

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EARLY EBCORDS OF DEREYFIELD. 153 

given under our handes and Seal at Derryfield thies 
Eleventh Day of february A D 1788 

John Kuss 
John Green 
James thompson 
Select Men 

Eecorded thies ninth Day of Decembr 1788 - 

John Hall Town Clark 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield March 3 Day 1788 
. by virtue of the with in Warrant I have Warraned the free 
Houlders and other Inhabitantes of Derryfield of time and 
Places by Posting thies warrant 

pr John Goffe Constabl 

Eecorded thies 9 Day of Dcembr 1788 

John Hall Town Clark 

At A Meeting of the freehoulders and Inhabitantes of the 
town of Derryfield Leglly Called and Conveined in the Meet- 
ing House in Said town on the third Day of March 1788 
Voted James Gorman Modrator to S*^ Meeting 
Voted John Hall Town Clerk for the Corent Yeair 
Voted to Ajorn the town accountes till the town officers 
be all Chosen for the present yeair 

Voted the Be But three Seeletmen thies yeair 
Voted John Hall John Webestor John Perham Seelt Men 
for present year 

Voted to ajourn thies meeting into John Hall House 
meet a Cording to the ajornment the Modrator and Clerk 
both present and the meeting oupned 

Voted Abel Huse Constable for thies Corent year of Said 
town 

Voted for Surveres of Higwayes John Pay David Mirall 
Nethanel Backer James Gorman Ephraim Stivens Luck 
Withey Gren Simons William Perham 

Voted the Seeletmen Be Fences Vers and prayesors of 
Dameges in in Corn Fields 



154 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted Surviers of Lumber John Kuss John Goffe Ezeral 
Webestor James Gorman Daniel Davies Ezeral Young 

Voted Hogg Eeves Enos Webestor Samuel Hilton 

Voted a Commitey to Setel accoumptes with the Seelet 
Men & Constabl Danil Hall Isace Huse James thompson 
Commitey men for the present year 

Voted on the forth artieal to Eese money for priehen 

Voted twonttey Dolers for Prechien thies year 

Voted Majer John Webestor to find Prichien for the above 
Money 

Voted on the fifth artieal to Rease Money for Schoolen . 

Voted Ninn Poundes to be leaied out for a town School 
thies year 

Voted the Seeletmen to the Best of their Judjements 
provid Schoolen for the Benfite of the town for all the ninn 
poundes 

Voted to ajorn thies Meeting till the third 'Monday of thies 
Instant at at one Clock in the after noon till John Hall Wast 
Eoum 

March 17 met a Cording to ajournment the Modrator and 
Clark bothe present and the Meeting Oupned 

Voted for John Landon 34 Votes for presednt 

Voted for Joshua Belly and Robert Wallso for Sinoters 32 
Votes for Each Man 

Voted to paey E°* James thompson for Retorn- 
ing at Exetr the towns Boutys and foraingn and £ s a 
Domestick and State Debt 18 

Voted to peay old Abrham Mirall forteen Shil- 
lens he Lent Jonathon Russ to pay Chanlor . . 14 

Voted to allow James thompson accoumpt tend- 
ing Ezlebath Masey 1 19 

Voted to allow Doctor hoshen (?) Bill . . .110 

Voted Doctor Dostens Bill 18 

Voted to allow John Dickey 2/9 for Land 
taxed in his Liste that Was out of the town . . 2 9 

Voted to allow the Seeltmens acountes for ther Servies in 
behalf of the town for the yeair 1787 at 2/6 pr day 
sixteen Dayes John Russ 1126 



EAKLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 155 

John Green thirteen Dayes at 2/6 pr Day ... 1 12 6 
Dito En* James thompson 13 days Beskd the 

Sume allowed Him Gowen to Exeter .... 1 12 6 

Voted to John Hall for hies Serves as town 
Clark fore Dollors 140 

Ellezebath Masey is Stroack offe to m'' Hugh thompson at 
at one pound Seven Shillens for hier Borden till next March 
meeting 

Jousha Blodget promiess and agrees with the Seeletmen 
to Ceep Poll Gotten for the term of 12 monthes free and 
Clier of any cost or Charges to the town of Derryfield and 
the Seeletmen are Siee Justes Don aCording to hier work 
and Clothen that She Eecive aCordnly to hir work 

Voted to adjourn thies meeting till the 21 day of thies In- 
stant at one of the Clock In the afternoon at John Hall 
House in the Wast Eum 

Derryfield March 24*^ 1788 

Meet Acording to adjornment the Modrator and town 
Clark Bothe present and the meeting oupened 

M"" Isace Huse Exceptes and ofers to Serve Constable In the 
Eoum of Hies father Able Huse and is Eecived by a Vote 
of the town into Said offices for the present Yeair 

Voted to Dismise the Seventh Artical 

Vot-ed to Abete John Nuttes and William Pamers Eeates 
In Cap* Samuel moors Liste 

Voted to Dismis the Ninth artical 

Voted to allow John Goffe Som Money for hies Serves as 
Constable '' 

Voted to allow John Goffe three poundes for hies Serves 
as Constabl 

Voted to allow John Goffe three Shillens as Commitey man 
two half Days 

Eecorded thies tenth Day of Decmbr 1788 

John Hall Town Clark 



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156 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of Xew Hampshir Hills Borough s s 

To Isace Huse Constable for the town of Derryfield for the 
yeair 1T88 Greeting 

You are Hearby Required in the Name of Govrment and 
pepol of Said State to Warran all the freehouldres and other 
Inhabitantes of Said town Qualified by law to Vote in town 
Meetinges that they meet at the Meeting House in Said town 
on tuesday the 20 Day of thies Instant may at one of the 
Clock in the Afternoon to Act on the following articals 

(Viz) 

1-ly to Chues a Modrator to Eeglat Said Meeting 

2-ly to See if the town will Chues a Commitey to Setel 
the Acoumptes for the yeair 1787 Withe the Seeletmen and 
Constable John Goffe to See how much money was Commited 
to hem to Collect and how it is aplayed and vote theron 

3-ly to See if the town will Chues a Commitey to Give 
Instructions to John Hall with Eespeck to the fedrarrl Consti- 
tuion & vote theron 

4-ly to See if the town will Petition the General Courte 
with Eespeck to the Noon resedant Land and vote theron 

5-ly to See what what Method the town will think Best to 
Suport Barrber Lessly and vote thereon 

6-ly to See if the town will abeat Samuel Hillton Eeattes 
in John Eays Liste and John Goffes List and vote ther on 

And thies Shall Be your Suficant Warrant 

Given Under our Handes and Seal at Derryfield May the 

firest Day 1788 

John Hall 

John Perham 

John Webestor 

Seelet Men 
May 20^^ 1788 

In obedeance to the within I have posted thies warrant 
acording to Costom 

pr me Isace Huse Constable 

Eecorded Dcembr 12*^ 1788 

John Hall Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEBRYFIELD. 157 

State of New Hampshir Hills Borough s s 

At a Meeting of the freehoulders and other Inhabitantes 
of the town of Derryfield Legely Called and Convined In the 
Meeting House in Said town on Monday the 20 day of May 
1788 

Voted m' James Gorman Modrator 

Voted to Ajourn thies meeting till John Hall House 

Meet According to the ajourment the Modrator & Clark 
both present and the meeting Oupned 

Voted to Chues a Commitey to Setel with the Seeletmen 
and Constable and Constabl John Goffe for the Yeair 1787 

Voted Isace Huse James Gorman and John Hall Com- 
mitey Men to Setel as above 

Voted to Dismis the third artical In the warrant 

Voted on the forthe artical in the warrant that the Pres- 
ent Seelet Men Petition Honerable General Courte In Behalfe 
of the town to Grant a Survier and two Chain Men from 
Som of the Ajesent towns to Setel the Lines of our town 
Agreble to our Charter Sow far over as hes Ben Dusputebl 
by Som of the Inhabitantes that Eefueses to Peay any town 
Eeates as formly they Did 

Voted to Dismis the fifth artical in the warrant 

Voted to Dismiss the Sixt artical 

Apriel 21 1788 

the Seelet Men Agreed with Capt John perham to keep 
Barbor Lessly for the term of twallve yearely monthes from 
the present Dat in Good Boord Washen and Logen if Said 
Lelsely is hies in Comen Hilth for three Poundes Lawful! 
mony 

Recorded thies 10 Day of Dcembr 1788 

John Hall Town Clark 

State of Newhampshir Hills Borough S S 

To Isace Huse Constable for the town of Derryfield for the 
yeair 1788 Greeting 

You are here by Required in the name of the State to 
warran all the freehoulders and other Inhabitantes of the town 



168 MANCHBSTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

of Derryfield Qualified by Law to vote In town Meetings 
that they meet at the Meeting House in Said town the 19 
day of thies Instant at one of the Clock in the Afternoon of 
Said Day to act on the following articals 

1-ly to Chues a Modrator to Reglaut Said Meeting 

2-ly to See what the town will Dow about Land that was 
Sold by Israel Young and Daniel Hall that is not In the 
town and vote ther on 

3-ly to See what the town Dow With a N"ombr of Con- 
stables that hies not Sold Non Resedant Land and Vote 
ther on 

4 to See if the town will abeat Some persons in M' Hugh 
thompsons List and Capt Samuel Moors Liste and vote ther 
on 

And mack Retorn of thies Warrant with Your Dowinges 
ther on to us at or befor the Day of Houlden Said Meeting 

and thies Shall Be your Sufficant warrant Given under 
our handes and Seal at Derryfield Novmbr the 4 1788 

John Webestor 
John Perham 
John Hall 
.'** Select Men 

Hills Borough s s Derryfield Novmbr 19 1788 
Persuant to the with in warrant I have Warned the Inhab- 
itantes to Meet as Requested 

Pr me Isace Huse Constable 

Recorded thies 18*^ 1788 

John Hall Town Clerk 

State of ISTowhampshir Hills Borough S S 

At a meeting of the freehouldres and other Inhabitantes of 

the town of Derryfield Legly Called and Convianed on the 

19 day of Novmbr 1788 

Voted Majer John Webestor Modrator to Said meeting 
Voted to Dismiss the Second Artial in the warrant 
Voted to Dismiss the third artical in the Warrant 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRTFIELD. 159 

Voted on the forthe artical to abet Bourckes Eeates in 
thompsons Liste & Eight Shillns of Sandrs Reates 
Eecorded thies eighteen Day of Decmbr 1788 

John Hall Town Clark 

State of Newhampshier Hills Borough S S 

To Isace Huse Constable for the town of Derryfield for the 
Yeaier 1788 Greeting 

You are Heareby Required In the name of the Govrment 
of thies State to warran all the free boulders and other Inliab- 
itant^s of the town of Derryfield Quallifeyed by Law to 
Vote In town Meetinges that they meet at ther Meeting 
House in Said town on the Siecond Day of September nixt 
at three of the Clock in the after noon of Said Day to act 
on the following Articals (Viz) 

1-ly to Chues a Modrator to Reglat Said Meeting 

2-ly to Heare the prayer of Nintey Men or Mor for a Road 
to M'' Samuel Smithes Ferry By a Petition as the Select 
Men are Orderd to Appearr at the nixt Sessions of the Peace 
at amherst to Shew Caua if any they Have why the prayr 
Should not be Granted and vote ther on 

3-ly as ther is a Disput about the Money Voted for 
prichien thies yeair to provent Cost or any trobel to Aires 
thies artical is to See if the Inhabetantes Will Vote any 
money for Prechien thies yeair and if any How much 

and mack Retorn of thies warrant and your Douings to us 
at or be for the Day of Houlden Said Meeting 

and thies Shall bo your Sufficant warrant 

Given under ouer Handes and Seal at Derry field August 

18*^ 1788 

John Webestor 
John perham 
John Hall 

Seelet Men 
Sept 2 1788 

in obediance to the within I Have Warend the Inhabe- 
tantes of this town to meet as Required 

pr Isace Huse Constable 

Recorded thies 18 day of Febury 1789 

John Hall town Clark 



160 MANCHESTER HISTOBIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of 2^ew Hampshir Hills Borough S S 

At a Meeting of the free houlders and other Inhabitantes 

of the town of Derryfield Legly Called and Conviened in the 

meeting House in Said town the Second Day of Septemhr 

1788 
Voted M' James Gorman Modrator to Said Meeting 
Voted the Present Seelet Men Leaiout the Road to M^ 

Samuel Smithes ferey Agrieble to the Petiton to the Best 

of ther jiudgment 

Voted not to Eeas any Money for prechien thies yeaier 
Eecorded thies 18'^ day of Fobru^^ 1789 

John Hall town Clark 

State of iSTewhampshir Hilsbourogh S S 

To Isace Huse Constable for the town of Derryfield for 
the yeair 1788 Greeting 

You are Hereby Eequried in the Name of the Govrment 
and People of Said State to Leave and Collect of the Several 
Persons named in thies List Set Down agenest hies or her 
Name and Pay in to the State Treasurer the Sum of thir- 
tieen Poundes Sixten Shillens and three Pences on or before 
the firest day of Janury 1789 in Specie or Specie orders 
Drawn on the trasurer out of the firest Collumn of thies List 
and the Eemender to us or our orders by the firist Day of 
Septemhr nixt 

You are allso to Collect the Second Collumn of Said Liste 
as above Mentioned and pay to the State trasurer the Sume 
of forty-nin Pounds fourteen Shillens and Six pence on or 
before the firest Day of Septemhr nixt in Indentes Issued for 
Intrest on Continentel Securities 

allso you are to Collect the third Colloumn of thies Liste 
as above Mentioned and pay the State trasurer the Sume of 
Sixty nine Poundes twelve Shillens and four Pences on or 
before the Last Day of Decmber next in Certificates Issued 
for one yeairs Intreste of thies States Debt 

allso you are to Collect the fourthe Colluamn of thies 
List as above mentined and pay to the State Trasurer the 



EAELY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 161 

Sume of Eight Poundes five Shillns and nin pences in 
Specie on or before the Last Day of Decembr nixt and Peay 
the Remender of Said Coullemn to Us or our orders on or 
befor the Last Day of Decmbr nixt and if any Person or Per- 
sons Eefues or neglect to Pay the Same you are to follow the 
Rulles and Derctions of the Law in that Cas Made and Pro- 
vieded in Collecting the Same 

Hearof fail not and thies Shall be Your Sufficant war- 
rant 

Given under our Hands and Seal at Derryfield July 15*^^ 
1788 

John Hall 
John Webstor 
• John Perham 

Select Men 

Recorded thies 16 Day of July 1788 

John Hall town Clark 



162 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

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MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 



State of New Hampshir Hillssborough ss 

To Isace Huse Constable for the town of Derryfield for the 
yeair 1788 Greeting 

You are Hereby Eequired in the name of the Govrment 
and Pepole of Said State to Leve and Collect of the Several 
Persons Named in thies Liste Set Down Aginest hies or hier 
Name and Pay in to the Treasurer of this Countey the Sume 
of four poundes nineteen Shillens on or before the firest Day 
of Deembr nixt out of the third or Last Collumn of thies 
Liste and the Eemender of. Said Collumn to us or our orders 
at or be fore the firest Day of January 1789 

You are allso to Collect the Secound Collumn of Said Liste 
as a bove and pay to Us or our orders at or be fore the firest 
Day of February 1789 which Money was Voted for the Us 
of the town to be Laid out as School money 

allso You are to Collect the firest Coullmn of Said Liste as 
above mintinod and pay to Us or our orders at or before the 
Tenth day of February nixt which Money is to pay the 
towns Detes on Intriste and Defray the Charges of the town 
for the Curant yeair 

and if any Person or Persons Refues or Neglect to pay 
the Same you are to follow the Rulles and derections of the 
Law in that Cas Made and provided in Collecting the Same 

Her of fellnot and thies Shall Be Your Sufficant warrant 

Given Under our Hands and Seal at Derryfield Octobr 21*^ 
1788 

John Webstor 
John Perham 

Seelet Men 



Hugh Thompson . . 
E°^ James Thompson 
Levt Ebenezer Stevns 
Simon Stivns . . . 
Sergt Ephram Stivns 
Israel Young . 



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EARLY RECOEDS OF DEERYFIELD. 



167 



Timoth Stivns 
L^''* Daniel Hall . 
John Hall . . . 
William Hall . . 
Le"' John Little . 
Samuel Ayrs . , 
Arichbald Gembl . 
John Dickey . , 
Luck Withe . . 
Maj John Webestor 
Israel Webestor . 
Stephen Pingry . 
Asa Hisltin . . . 
Moses Mirall . . 
James Pirces . . 
James pirces Jur . 
Wid Green Symonds 
Abel Huse . . . 
Isac Huse . . . 
Josiah Huse . . 
Abrha Amey . . 
John Col AP Nieal 
William Pirham . 
Dainel Davies . . 
Moss Davies . . 
Chairels Eamerson 
Bejaih Emerson . 
Petiter Emerson . 
Cap* John Pirhagi 
Widow perham 
Ceser Griffen . . 
Deward Clark Youn 
Eichaird Mebry . 
James Young . . 
David Webestor . 
Ease Hislton Jur . 
David Hislton . . 



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MANCHESTEE, HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



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Jonathon Hislton . 






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Le^ Samuel Smith 






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Samuel Smith Jur 






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William Nutt . . 






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James Xutt . . . 






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Enos Webestor 






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Cap*^ Samuel Moors 






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8 


8 


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John Goffe . . . 






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James Gorman . 






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Joshua Blodget . 






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Thomas Lancey . 






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EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 169^ 

Chester Septembr y® 16 1748 then Laied out a town High- 
way of four Roads "Wide By marked Begning at the Laid out 
High Way by William M° Clintock feence So Euning by Said 
M° Clintockes fence to Willams Ellets Land So by Said Ellets 
House Bounding to the South East Corner of the Eight Lote 
So on West nor West to South East Corner of the Seventh 
Lote Seaid High Way to Lay upon the Southerly Side of 
the afforesaid trees and to mack good the Dameage to Said 
M<= Clentock and Ellet by Said High Way We allow them ta 
Have that part of the Common Land of four Rods Wide that 
Layes against the North End of ther Land as far as thie* 
High Way Layeth through ther Land 

A true Copy pr me Chester firest Book of Records 

Attests Samuel Emerson T Clerk 

A true Record of the Above Copy 
Attests John Hall Town Clark 
Dat at Derry field Octobr 23*'^ 1788 
Derryfield Sept 4 1788 

We the Seelet men Have Laid out a Highway tow Rouds 
Wide Begning at M"" Samuel Smithes firey So Runing By the 
Waste End of Said Smithes Barrn then Esterly to the River 
Road Sow Called so Runing by marked trees to the East End 
of a frog pound about ten Roads till it Comas to a font Path 
that Liedes from mr John Grifens to Skitos pon wher the old 
fourthe* Stod So Cros a Smal Brock by the north End of the- 



*Staek's Fort. 

Captain Goffe's bouse, standing near the mouth of Coha» 
Brook, had been used as a place of refuge upon an alarm of" 
Indians. But this was inadequate to afford protection for all 
who sought safety, and in the summer of 1746 the construction, 
of a larger and more conveniently situated garrison was in- 
trusted to Lieut. Archibald Stark. Accordingly he, assisted 
by the inhabitants in this vicinity, built what became known as; 
Stark's Fort on the west shore at the outlet of Swager's (cor- 
ruption of Sebago, meaning place of water), later called Fort 
Pond, now Nutt's, a large and substantial garrison. This was 



170 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

pond So by marked trees on a font path to a Laid out High 
way that Lieades from m' Abrhames Mir ells firey to Per- 
hames Brige So Called then Southerly Down that High way 
A Cross Boyess Broock Sow Called till it peass the House 
that John Nutt formly Lived in a Bout ten Eoads then Xor 
Esterly By marked trees a Loung a fout peath till Comes to 
a Highway Laid out by the Sielet men of Chester Sep* 16 1748 
So aloung that Highway till it Comes to mr Abels Huses 



about one hundred and twenty-five feet square. A well was 
dug and stoned between the building and the pond, which is 
still to be seen, though nearly filled with debris. The situa- 
tion was most favorable to the surrounding inhabitants, some 
of whom were living about the Falls, others at McMurphy's 
mills, and at Cohas Brook. No doubt it contributed its share 
toward the safety of the frontier during that anxious period. — 
Rditob,. 

The following communication directed to Governor Went- 
worth and copied from Vol. 1, p. 297, of the manuscript col- 
lection of correspondence now in the State Secretary's office 
seems worthy of incorporation here: 

May it please your Excellency 

I got to Pennecook on Saturday erly in the morning and and notwithstanding 
I sent monday after 1 left the bank yet my bread was not but but there was about 
250 wet Baked which supply 20 men which I sent to Canterbury as soon as I got 
here and I keept the Baker and several soldiers to baking all Sabath Day and 
purpused to march on monday as soon as possable but about midnight 2 men 
came down from Contucook and Brought the unhappy news of 2 men being 
killed and the 2 men that came down told me that they saw the 2 men ly in their 
blood and one man moor that is missing and hereing I was here desiered me to 
Assist in makmg sarch so that I am with all Expedition a going up to Contu- 
cook and will do what I can to see the Enemy I shall take all possable care for 
the protection of the frontiers and and destruction of the Enemy the Indians 
are all about our frontiers 1 think there was never more need of soldiers than 
now it is enough to make one's Blood boyl in one's veins to see our fellow crea- 
tures killed and taken upon every quarter and if we cannot each them hear I 
hoop the General Cort will give incorrigement to go and give them the same play 
at hom— tlie white man that is killed is one Thomas Cook and the other is ]\Ir. 
Stevenes the ministers negro these are found and one Jones a soldier is not 
found they having but five soldiers in the fort have not as yet sought much for 
him I am going with all possable Expedition and am your Excelency's Humble 
and Dutifull subject and servant. 

JOHN GOFFE. 
Pennecook about 2 of the clock in the morning May 5* 1746. 

Stark's fort was evidently built soon after this date. Mr. 
Ebenezer Eastman, of Rumford, July 15, 1747, in a petition 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 171 

House agrieable to the Recordes med and allowed of by 
Chestr Sielmen as ther is a tested Copy of Said Highway and 
Eecords in thies Book from Under the Hand of Chester Town 
Clerk 

allso we allow the Benifite of Said High way throw mr Sam- 
uel Smithes Land to hies firey to mack good hies Damige 

allso we allow three Shillens pr Acer to the owners of the 
Land wher Said high Way gowes wher now Land is Eeserved 
for high ways till it Comes to the high way laid out by Chestr 
Sielet Men 

we allow and aprove of all the Above Eecordes of thies 
Highway 

Dat at Derryfield Octobr 27 1788 

John Webster 
John parham 
John Hall 

Seelet Men 

The State of newhampshir Hillsborough s s 

To Isace Huse Constable for the town of Derrryfield for the 
yeair 1788 Greeting 

You are Hearby Eequiered in the name of the Goverment 
of thies State that you warm all the freehoulders and other 



signed by himself and others praying for a further supply 
of soldiers to protect the frontier, says in part: 

That ye news of a formidable armament sent from Canada to Crown Point 
obtained such credits with the Government of ye Massachusetts Bay as induced 
them to provide a prodigious remforcement to strengtlien their western barrier — 
That such is our situation that as tlie rivers Hudson & Connecticut lie most ex- 
posed to incursions from Crown Point, so ours is the next, and the experience of 
this whole war has taught us that whenever any smart attack has been made 
upon any of the settlements on Connecticut river the enemy have never failed of 
sending a considerable number to visit our river— That while our ordinary busi- 
ness was hoeing we could work in such large companies as not to be in such im- 
minent danger of being massacred by the enemy, which now haying and English 
harvest comes on will be impracticable without vast detriment to the whole and 
utter ruin to some. We therefore beg of your Excelency & Honors to take our 
deplorable case into consideration. 

In the Journal of the House of Representatives Saturday, 

October 24, 1747, we find it recorded: 

Voted That y« Muster Roll of Cap' John GofEe for four men posted at Blais- 
dells Perhams & Fosters Garrison near Amoskeag from 30''' Aug' 1746 to 
y 29''' Sep' following amounting to twelve Pounds for Prov. & ammunition be 
allow'd & pd out of y« money in y« Treasury. Sent up by Mr. Knight. 



172 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Inhabitantes of thies town that they meet the Meeting House 
in Said town tuesday the 22 day of Apirel next at fore of the 
Clock in the afternoon then and ther to act on the following 
Articals (viz) 



A Muster Roll of Men under the command of John Goffe, 
Captain, employed in Scouting and Guarding the Souhegan, Monson 
& Stark Garrison, Anno Domini, 1748. 



MENS NAMES 



John Goffe 
Henry Sanders 
Caleb Emery 
Daniel Wilkins 
Moses Lowell 
Isaiah Cutting 
John Bradbury 
Timothy Clemens 
Kichard Straton 
John Barret 
Stephen Danforth 
Wiucol Wright 
John Karkin 
Joseph Taylor 
Thomas Taylor 
Jonathan Farewell 
Samuel Houston 
John Hamblet 
John Heuce 
David Emerson 
Jonathan Corlass 
John McLaulin 
John Nevens 
Isaac Page 
James Kichardson 
Hugh Blair 
John Pollard 
John Lunn 
Beni. Smith 
Noah Johnson 
Ben Thompson 
Philip Kichardson 
John Annis 



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Capt. 
Sargt. 
Sargt. 
Lieut. 



40.00 
30.00 
30.00 
21.50 



March 14 
Aprl 10 
10 
10 
10 
10 
10 
10 
10 
10 
14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
11 
17 
17 
14 
10 
1 
15 
15 
15 
11 
14 
14 
14 
18 
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July 
Augst 28 
Sept. 14 
July 25 
June 20 
Augst 20 
Oct. 2 



Days 
206 
179 

40 
179 
179 
179 
179 
179 
179 
179 
175 
175 
175 
174 
174 

32 

33 

38 
100 
170 
179 
127 

46 

32 

32 
177 

93 

46 

63 

38 

36 

32 

31 



£29, 10, 
19, 3, 
5, 3, 
17, 11, 
17, 11, 
17, 11, 
17, 11, 
17, 11, 
17, 11, 
17, 11, 
17, 11, 
17, 1, 
17, 1, 
17, 1, 
17, 3, 
3,14, 
3, 4, 

3, 14, 
9, 16, 

16, 18, 

17, 11, 
12. 5, 

4, 1, 
3, 2, 
3, 2. 

17, 2, 
9, 2, 
4.10, 
6, 3, 
3,14, 
3, 16, 
3, 2, 
3, 2, 



£3859. £390, 2, 1 £38 



£2 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 



9 
10 

4 2 



Provision for 3859 days at 35 1-2 d p 28 days, 
Amunition for 3859, at 2-6 for 28 days. 

Ammunition for c 2s, 6d 
March ye l«, 53 n John Goffe 



£241.3 
17.4 



618, 10, 5 
38, 

£610, 10, 5 

Province of ) .. March 1st, 1753. In the House of Representatives : Capt. 
New H.vmpshire | John Goffe made oath to the truth of the foregoing muster 



MATTHEW LIVEKMORE, 



Clerk. 



Soughegan is now Bedford; Monson now Milford.— Epitob. 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 173 

1-ly to Chues a Modrato to S^ meeting 

2-ly to Chues one good and Lawfull Man to Serve on the 
Grand Jurey at Snpeorior Courte of Judicatur to be Holden 
at Amherst on the Second tusday of May next 

3-ly to Draw one man out of the Superior Box to Serve as 
Petit Juror at the afor Said Courte and mack Ketorn of thies 
warrant with your Dowings unto me at or be the day of holden 
Said Meeting 

and thies Shall be your Suficant warrant 

Dat at Derryfield March 29^^ 1788 

John Hall Town Clerk 

In obidiance to the above I Have Posted thies warrent ac- 
cording to Law 
apirel 22*^ 1788 

Isace Huse Constable 

Recorded thies IS^"^ day of Februry 1789 

John Hall Town Clark 

State of Now Hampsher Hills Borough s s 



Province of New Hampshire In the House of Eepresentatives 
March ye 14 1753 

Voted this Muster Eoll of Capt John Goffee for himself & 
Thirty two Men Scouting' and Guarding the Frontier in ye 
Year 1748 amounting to Six hundred and ten pounds ten Shil- 
lings & five pence including Belliting & amunition be allowed 
and paid out of the Money in Treasury that Each Mans wages 
be paid him his order assinor Legal Eepesentative 

Matt Livermore 
^ Clerk 

In Council March 20th 1753 
held Concord 

Theo Atkinson Secy 
In Council May 10th 1753 
Consented to 

B Wentworth 



174 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At a Meeting of the freehoulders and Inhabitantes of 
Derryfield Legly Called and Asembled in the Meeting House 
the 22 day of apirel 1788 

Voted Isace Huse Modrator 

Voted to ajourn thies Meeting till the firest Day of may 
nixt at three of the Clock in the afternoon till John Hall 
House 

in hies weast Eoum may 1^* day 1788 

Meet Acording to ajournment the modrator and town Clark 
both present and the Meeting oupned 

Voted John Goffe Grand Jury man to Serve at the Superior 
Court and Drue William Perham from the Box to Serve as 
petit Juror 

Eecorded Febry 18* 1789 

John Hall Town Clark 

The State of Nowhampshir Hills Borough s s 

To Isace Huse Constable for the town of Derryfield Greet- 
ing 

You are Hearby Eequierd in the nam of the Goverment of 
thies State that you warm all the freehoulders and other 
Inhabitantes of thies town that they meet at ther Meeting 
House in Said town on the 27 day of thies Instant at three 
of the Clock in the After noon then and there to act on the 
following articals 

1-ly to Chues a modrator to Eeglaut Said Meeting 

2-ly to Choos one good and Lawfull Man to Serve on the 
Grand Jury at the Superior Court of Judcatuer to be Holden 
at Amherst on the firest tuesday of October nixt 

3-ly to Draw one man out of the Suporior box to Serve as 
a as a Petity Jury man at the affore Said Court and Mack 
retorn of thies warrant with your doinges theron unto me at 
or before the day of Holden Said meeting and thies Shall be 
your Suficant warrant 

Dat at Derryfield thies 20 day of Sep* 1788 



\ 

EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYEIELD. 175 

persuant to thies warrant I have warmed the Inhabitantea 

to meet as Required 

Isace Hiise Constable 

Recorded thies 18 Day of febuary 1789 

John Hall town Clark 

At a meeting of the freehoulders and other Inhabitantes of 
the town of Derryfield Legly Called and held in the Meeting 
House Sept 27^11 day 1788 

Voted John Ray Grand Juryman to Serve at the Suporior 
Court and Drue from the Box Ensin James Thompson to 
Serve as Petit Juryman 

Recorded thies 18^^ Day of febuary 1789 

John Hall town Clark 

State of Newhampshir Hills Borough s s 

To Isace Huse Constable for the town of Derryfield for 
year 1788 Greeting 

You are Hearby Required in the Name of the Govrment 
and pepol of Said Stat to Warran all the freehoulders and 
other Inhabitantes of the town of Derryfield that are Qulai- 
fied by Law to Vote for State Representives that they asembl 
and Meet at ther Meeting House in Said town on the third 
Monday of Decmbr nixt at ten of the Clock in the fornoon 
of Said Day to Act on the following articals (viz) 

1-ly to Chues a Modrator to Reglat Said Meeting 

2-ly to Elect By Ballot three persons to Represent thies 
State In Congerss 

3-ly to give IrTther votes for five persons Inhabetantes of 
thies Stat to be Electors of thies State for the Presidant and 
Vice presidant of the United States 

4-ly to See if the Inhabitantes of Said town will vote to 
abate Joseph Sanders Reates In John Goffes Liste of Reates 
and mack Retorn of thies warrant with your doings theron to 
us on or before the day of Houklen Said Meeting 



176 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Given Under our handes at Derryfield Novmbr 28 1788 by 

order of Court 

John Webestor 

John Hall 

Seelet Men 

Hills Borough s s Derryfield Decmbr 15 1788 
Persuant to the within Warrant I have warraned the In- 
habitantes of Said town Meet as is Eequisted 

Pr Isac Huse Constable of Derryfield 

Eecorded Decmbr 17^^ 1788 

John Hall Town Clark 

At a Meeting of the freehoulders and Inhabitants of the 
town of Derryfield Leglely Called and Convined in the meet- 
ing House on the third monday of Dcembr 1788 

Voted Lv* John Littell Modrator 

Voted to ajourn thies Meeting till John Hall House in 
thies Wast Eum the modrator and Clark Bothe present and 
the Meeting Oupned 

Voted By Ballot for three persons to Eepresent the Sate in 
Congress and Counted it appeared that the Honourable Sam- 
uel Livmore Esq'' had Seven Votes John Pickering Esq' 
twallve Votes Gen'"^ Benjamen Bellows fifteen Votes timothey 
farrow Esq"^ thirteen Votes m' West one — Vote 

Voted by Ballot for five Persons Inhabitantes of thies 
■State to be the Electors of thies State for the presidant and 
Vice presidant of the United States when Counted By the 
Seelet men and town Clark it appeared that ther wass 12 votes 
for Genral John Stark 

for the Honourable Mathow Thornton 8 votes 

for John Bell Esq' 10 votes 

for Archebld m*^ murphey Esq' 11 votes 

for Honourabl John Calf 9 votes 

for Gen'^ Peibody 5 votes 

M' fostor 3 votes 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 177 

for hies Excelincey John Sullivan 2 votes 

m*" Weast 1 vote 

Voted to Dismis the forth Artial in the warrant 
Eecorded thies 17 day of Deemhr 

John Hall town Clark 

State of Now Hampshir Hills Borough s s 

To Isace Huse Constable for the town of Derryfield for 
year 1788 Greet 

You are Hearby Required in the Name of the Govrment of 
this Stat to warran a meeting of all the freehoulders and 
other Inhabit of Said town Quallifyed by Law to Vote in 
town meetinges to meet at the meeting House in Derryfield 
on thursday the 4 Day of Decmber nixt at three a Clock in 
the afternoon of Said Day to act on the following articals 

1-ly to Chues a Modrator to Govrn S*^ meeting 

2-ly to Chuese one Man to Serve on the Grand Jury at the 
nixt Court of Genral Sesions of the peaces to be holden at 
Amharst within and for Said County on the Second tuesday 
of Decmber next and mack Eetorn of thies warrant and your 
Dowinges theron to my Selfe at or before the Day of Holden 
Said Meeting 

Given Under my Hand and Seal at Derryfield Novmbr 17 

1788 by order of Court 

John Hall town Clark 

Hills Borough Derryfield Dec' 4^^ 1788 
In obediance to the within warrant I have warrand the 
Inhabitantes of S^d town to meet as Required 

Isace Huse Constable 

■ Recorded thies 31*^ day of febury 1789 

. John Hall Town Clark 

Dcembr 4*^ 1788 

At A Meeting Legely Called and Helld of the freehoulders 
of Derryfield and Inhabitantes of Said town 

Voted Cap* John Perham Modrator to Said meting 



178 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

2-ly Voted John Green Grand Juryman for the term of 
one yeair 

Eecorded Febru^ 21^^ Day 1789 

John Hall town Clark 

State of ISTowhampshir Hills Borough s s 

To mr Isace Huse Constable for the town of Derryfield 
for the year 1788 Greeting 

Your are Heareby Eequired in the Name of the Govrment 
of Said Stat to warran all the freehoulders and other Inhab- 
itants of the town of Derryfield Quallified by Law to vote in 
town Meetinges for State Eepresentives that they Meet at 
the Meeting House in Said town on the firest monday of 
February next at ten of the Clock in the fornoon of Said 
Day to act on the following articals (Viz) 

1-ly to Chues a modrator to Eeglet Said Meeting 

2-ly to Ellet By Ballot three persons that is a wanting to 
Represent thies State In Congress 

3-ly as ther is Law Sute Comenced Agenest thies town 
about Land Sold Soposed not to be in the town thes are to 
See what method the town will tack to Provent Moor Cost 
and Sitell the Lines of the town agreebal to the Charter and 
vote theron 

4-ly to See what the town will Dow with Nomber of Con- 
stables that hies not Sold the Nonrasedant land and vote ther 
on 

and mack Retorn of tliies warrant to Hs with your Doinges 
at or befor the Day of Houlden Said Meeting 

Given Under our handes at Derryfield Jan'^ 20 1789 by 
order of Court 

John Webster 
John Hall 

Seeletmen 

Hills Borough Derryfield fe^^ 2^ 1789 
Persuant to the within Precp* I Have warraned the In- 
habitantes to Meet as Eequired Pr 

Isace Huse Constable 
Eecorded february 21 1789 

John Hall Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEKRYFIELD. 179 

February 2^ 1789 

at a meeting of the freehouldors and luhabitantes of the 
town of Derryfield Called by an act of the Genral Court to 
Ellect three persons to Eepresent thies Stat in Congress 
Convined in the meeting House in S*^ town. 

Voted Gen''*^ John Stark modrator to Said meeting 

Vote to ajourn this meeting in to John Hall wast roum of 
hies house 

the modrator & Clark both Present and the meeting oupned 
aCording to the ajournmant then voted by Ballot and Counted 
by the Seeletmen and town Clark ther was for the Honourable 
Samul Livmor three Votes 

for the Honourable Benjmen West ninn votes 

Dito for Abiel fostor ninn votes 

allso for Nichols Gilmon Ninn votes 

Voted to ajourn thies meeting till firest monday of march 
nixt at ten of the Clock of Said Day In John Hall Wast Eom 

March the 2 day 

Meet aCording to the ajournment the modrator and Clark 
both present and the Meting oupned 

Voted on the third artical that the town Carey on the Law 
Sut aginest David Sisons 

allso Voted John Goffe the towns agint in Behalf of the 
Law Sut Comenced by Sisons 

Voted to Dismies the forth artical in the warrnt 

Eecorded March y^ 2 Day 1789 

John Hall town Clark 

State of New hampshire Hillsborough S s 

To Isaac Huse Constable for the Town of Derryfield for 
the year 1788 Greeting 

In the Name of the Govrment of Said State you are hereby 
Eequired to Warn all the freeholders and Other Inhabitants 
of the Town of Derryfield Quallified by Law to A^ote in Town 
Meetings that they meet at the Meetinghouse in Said Town 
on the first Monday of March next at ten Clock in the 
forenoon of Said Day to act on the following articles 



180 MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

l^y To Chuse a Moderator to Regulate said Meeting 

2'' To Hear the Town accounts Eead and approve or 
Dissaprove of them agreeable to the Law of this State 

3^y To Chuse all Town Officers for this Corant Year 

4'y To See if the Town will Vote any Money for preach- 
ing this preasent year and if any how much 

5'y To See if the Town will Vote any Money for a Town 
School this preasent year and if any how Much 

6'y To See what Meathod the Town will take for the 
Support of the poor of this Town for the Ensuing year and 
vote thereon 

7^y To See if the Town will make M^ William Perham any 
allowance of One pair of Oxen taken from him by Law to 
pay the Town Debt and Vote thereon 

And this Shall be your Sufficent Warrant Given under 
our Hand and Seals Dated at Derryfield February 14 Day 
1789 and Make Eeturn of this Warrant at or Before the 
Day of Holding Said Meeting to us 

John Perham 
John Webster 
John Hall 

Select Men 

Hillsborough S s Derryfield March 2 Day 1789 
Pursuant to the within warrant I have Warrned the Inhab- 
itants to Meet as Required Pr Me 

Isaac Huse Constable 

Derryfield March 2 Day 1789 

at a meeting of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Derry- 
field Leagally Conveaned 

Voted General John Starke Moderator 

2*^ article Voted To allow Majr John Webster for his 
Servise as a Select Man for the year 1788 for fifteen Days 
at 2/G Pr Day & Seven pance for Coppy . . . . £1 18 1 

Voted to allow Capt John Perham nineteen Day 
Servise 2 5 10 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 181 

Voted to allow John Hall for his Servise 16 Day 
and one half 213 

Voted John Hall for Drawing two Indentures 
and for Paper 048 

Voted Said Hall for Making the Eates .... 1 10 

Voted Said Hall for Servise as town Clark ..100 

Voted to allow the Report of the Town Counters the Sum 
of money the Cons Table was to Colect and so much as he 
has Discharged him self off by orders and what Eemains in 
his hands which is as followes 

Derryfield March 2**^ 1789 

We the Subscribers Being Chosen Counters for the town 
of Derr3^field for the year 1788 having Cast the Lists and 
find Isaac Huse Constable Stands Charged as followes (viz) 
firstly to the State Hard Money twenty two pounds two Shil- 
ling and the Remainder of Said List Being Eight pounds 
Seventeen Shillings & Ninepence to be paid to the Town 
The Second Collom Indents Certificates for Continental 
Securities the sum of forty Nine fourteen Shillings & 
Six d is Due, to the State and the Remainder of Said Colum 

£ s d 

to be paid to the Town Being 3 1 11 

In Said Indents 

The third Collum State Certificates the Sum of 

Due to the State 69 12 4 

and the Remainder of Said Collum due to the 

Town in sd Certificates 7 14 10 

Stands Charged a^s followes for Town Tax! ... 17 8 8 

School Tax 10 9 5 

Said Huse stand Charged to the County for the 

Sum of 4 19 

and the Remainder of Said Collum Due to the 

Town Being 046 

Said Huse Discharges him (as followes) 
liy an Order from Luke Withee Bearing Date 

Dcm 4 Day 1788 the Sum of 13 9 



182 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

also by an Order from Doc* John Gushing Dated 

Sep* 16*^ 1788 110 

By an Order from John Goffe Dated March 34 

Day 1788 the Sum of 2 5 

By an Order from John Goffe Dated December 

4*^^ 1788 113 

and Eight Pence in State Certificates 8 

By an order from Abijah Emerson Dated Dec'' 4*^ 

1788 the Sum of 6 

By an Order from Isaac Huse Constable for an- 

abatement of John Persis Kates Being under 

age the Sum of three Shillings 3 

and twelve Shillings in Certificates 13 

By an Order from Abraham Merriell Dated Feb' 

3'^ 1789 for 14 

By an Order from Nathaniel Baker Dated March 

2*^ 1789 for '• • 8 9 

and one Shilling & four pence Certificates ... 014 

Witness Our Hands 

James Thompson 
Isaac Huse 
Daniel Hall 

Committee 

Voted John Goffe Town Clark 

Voted James Thompson John Green & John Hay Select- 
men 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to John Hall House 

the Moderator and Clark both preasent the Meeting Opened 

Voted Archable Gamble Constable 

Voted to adjourn the Chousing of any more town officers 
till the adjournment of this Meeting 

Voted to Dismiss the fourth article in the warrant 

Voted to Dismiss the fifth article in the warrant 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the 16 Day of this In- 
stant at One Oclock in the afternoon at John Hall west 
Boom 

The Meetin Opned acordin to adjornment March 16 1789 



EARLY KECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 183 

Voted William Perham twelve Shilling above the prize 
bill of the Oxen 

Voted John GofEe account for attendence at Court on 

£ s d 

Young action 1 — 2 — 4^ 

Voted Cap* John Perham & Ezekel Stevens titheingmen 

Votedi the Selectmen fence Vewers 

Voted to Pay Isaac Huse for his Servise as a Constable 

agreeable to the Eeport of a Committee Chosen by the 

£ s d 

Town 2—17—10 

Voted John Eay Nathaniel Merrill Capt Samuel Moor 

Ephraim Stevens Green Simonds Isarel Webster and William 

perham Surveyor of Highways 

Voted John Euss John Goffe Daniel Davise Isarel Webster 

and James Gorman Surveyors of Lumber 

Voted James Tompson and Peter Emerson Hog Eeves 
Voted Daniel Hall & Isaac Huse Town Counters 
Voted for President for John Pickering 34 Votes 
Voted for Senitors for General John Stark and Eobert 

Wallace 35 votes 

Voted for County Eegester General Moses Nicholas 

Voted for County Treasurer Col Bobert Means 

Voted to Vandue the poor of the Town as Useual 

at Open Vandue Elisabeth Mercy Set up to the Lowest 

£ s d 

Bidder and Struct off to Hugh Tompson at . . . 2 — 2 — 
Eecorded this 30 Day of Marche 1789 

John Goffe Town Clark 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough S S 

To Archable Gamble Constable for the year 1789 Greet- 
ing 

You are hereby Eequired in the Name of Said State To 
AVarn all the freeholders and Other Inhabitants of the Town 
of Derryfield Quallified by Law to Vote in Town Meetings 
that they Meet at the Meeting House in Said Town on Mon- 



184 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

day the fourth Day of May Next at one of the Oclock in the 
afternoon to Act on the following articles (viz) 

lly To Choose a Moderator to Eegulate S*^ Meeting 

21y To See what Meathod the Town will take to Conduct 
with Respect to that Action that David Session hath Com- 
menced against Isarel Young Which Article was Requested 
by Petition 

3^y To See if the Town will Petition the General Court 
for to have them assertain the west and North Line of Said 
Town 

4^y To See of the Town will Consider their Inconsistancy 
in Not Voting any Money for School and Vote to Raise 
Some for S*^ use the preasent year 

5^y To See if the Town will take under Consideration the 
Loss that Lev* Ebenezer Stevens Met with by the Town as 
he will Endeavor to Make appear and pay him his Lawfull 
Demands 

6^^ To See if the Town will abate Joseph Sanders Taxes 
in John Goffes List of Taxes and also Several Other persons 
in Said Goffes List for Reasons he will then Give 

7^^ To See if the Town will prescribe any other Meathod 
for warming Town Meetings than usual 

And Make Return of this Warrant with your Doings 
thereon to us on or or before the Day of Holding* Said Meet- 
ing and this Shall be your Sufficent Warrant 

Given under our Hands and Seals at Derryfield this Eight- 
eenth Day of April A D 1789 

John Green 
James Tompson 

Selectmen 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield May 4 Day 1789 
Pursuant to the within Warrant I have Warned the Inhabi- 
tants of S*^ Town of Time and Place by Posting Said War- 
rant 

Arch*^ Gamble Constable 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 185 

Derryiield May 4 Day of 1789 

at a Meeting of the Freeholders and Inhabitants Leagually 
Convenied 

Voted General John Stark Moderator 

2"^ article, Voted to Choose a Committee with full power 
to act on the Second article as they Shall think best 

Voted the Committee Isaac Huse Capt Samuel Moor & 
John Goffe 

3 article Voted to petition the General Court to Deter- 
mine the West & North lines of the Town 

Voted Es"^ James Thomson to Carry the petition to the 
General Court & to have it Done 

4 article Voted to Dismiss it. 

Voted to adjorn this Meeting to Lev*^ Halls West Eoom. 
the Moderator & town Clark Preasent the Meting Opened 

5 article Voted Dismissed 

6 article Voted to Abate Joseph Sanders taxes & Eichard 
Maberrys taxes in John Goffes List of taxes 

7 article Voted to Set up the warrants for Town Meetings 
at General Starks at John Halls and at John Goffes 

Recorded this fifth Day of April A D 1789 

John Goffe Town Clark 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough S S 

To archable Gamble Constable for the year 1789 Greet- 
ing 

You are hereby Required to warn the freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield that they Meet at the 
Meetinghouse in S*^ Derryfield on Monday the fourth day of 
May Next at three^O clock in the after Noon to act on the 
following (viz) 

1^^ To Choose a Moderator to Regulate Said Meeting 

2^^ To Choose one Man to Serve as a Grand Jurior at the 
Superior Court of Judicature to be holden at Amherst on 
the Second Tuesday of May next 

3^^ To Draw one Man from the Box of those Duely Qual- 
lified to Serve as a Petit Jurior at the Superior Court to be 
holden at Amherst on the Second Tuesday of May next. 



186 MANCHE8Ti:i: HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

and Make Keturn of this Warrant with your Doing thereon 
to Me on or before the Day of Holding Said Meeting 

Given under my Hand and Seal at Derryfield this 13 Day 
of April Anno Dom 1789 

John GofEe Town Clark 

Hillsborough S S Derryfield May 4 Day 1789 
Pursuant to the within Warrant I have Warmed the Inhab- 
itants of Said town of time & Place by posting Said Warrant 

Pr Arch*^ Gamble Constab 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough S S 
at a Leagal Meeting Pursuant to the above Warrant May 
4 Day 1789 

Voted General John Stark Moderator 

Voted John Goffe Grand Jurior 

Drew from the Box Lev*^ Samuel Smith for Petit Jurior 

Eecorded May 15 1789 

John Goffe Town Clark 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough S S 

To Archable Gamble Constable for the year 1789 Greet- 
ing 

In the Name of Said State you are hereby Required to 
warn the freeholders & Other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Derryfield Quallified by Law to Vote in Town Meetings that 
they Meet at the Meetinghouse on Saturday the 30 Day of 
this Instant May at four Oclock in the afternoon to act on 
the following Articles (viz) 

I'y To Choose a Moderator to Regulate Said Meeting 

2'y To Appoint One Man of those Duely Quallified to 
Serve as a Petit Jurior at the Inferior Court of Common pleas 
to be holden at Amherst on the Second Tuesday of June 
Next 

And Make Return of this Warrant with your Doing there- 
on to Me on or Before the Day of Holding Said Meeting 

Given under My Hand and Seal at Derryfield this 14 Day 
of May 1789 

John Goffe Town Clark 



EARLY EECORDB OF DERRYFIELD. 



187 



Hillsborough e s Derryfield May 30"* 1789 
agreeable to the within Warrant I have warned the Inhab- 
itants of Said Town of Time & Place by posting this war- 
rant 

Pr Archable Gamble Constable 

At a Leagal Meeting of the Inhabitants of Derryfield agree- 
able to the above Warrant Lev* John Hall was Choosen Mod- 
erator 

Drew from the Box Timothy Stevens for a petit Jurior 
Eecorded this Ninth Day of June 1789 

John Goffe Town Clark 
Derryfield May 20**^ 1789 

Then Settled with John Goffe Constable for the year 
1787 & rec*^ by Orders & Eeceipts and abatements & accounts 
the Sum of Seventeen Pound fiveten Shillings & five it Being 
the Ballance in full of all the Town Tax & the Bearing Money 
in his lists of Taxes Given him to Colect The Sum Total 
Being £41—7—11—1 
As Witness our hand 

James Thompson 
John Green 

Select Men 





I 

£ 


nflPDts 

S (I 


f 


St 
Ha: li 

s 


Tte 

Mnney 
d f 


Coun'.vTax 
s d f 


Joshua Blodget . . 





13 







4 


4 




4 


4 




Tho^ Lancey . . . 





6 





2 


2 







2 







James Gorman . . 





14 







4 


8 




4 


8 




John Goffe . . . 





11 


11 




3 


11 


3 


3 


11 


3 


Thomas Abbott . f 





5 


9 




1 


11 




1 


11 




Cap* Samuel Moor . 


1 


13 


2 




11 





3 


11 





3 


Samuel Moor Jr . . 





5 







1 


8 




1 


8 




Enos Webster . . 





16 


7 




5 


6 


1 


5 


6 


1 


William Kutt . . . 


1 


1 


11 




7 


3 


3 


7 


3 


3 


James Nutt . . . 





6 


9 




2 


3 




2 


3 




Lev* Samuel Smith . 





17 


1 


2 


5 


8 


2 


5 


8 


2 


Samuel Smith Jr 





5 







1 


8 




1 


8 




Lev* Theophilus Griffer 


I 


13 


11 


2 


4 




3 


4 


7 


3 


Nathaniel Baker . . 




10 


1 




3 


4 


1 


3 


4 


1 



188 



MANCHBSTBR HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Edward Clark Young 


7 


9 


2 


2 


7 


1 


2 


7 


1 


Nathaniel Merrell . 


10 


8 




3 


6 


3 


3 


6 


3 


Abraham Merrell . 


3 








8 






8 




Lev* David Merrell . 


19 


5 




6 


5 


3 


6 


5 


3 


Ezekel Stevens . . 


1 4 


5 




8 


1 


3 


8 


1 


3 


Abraham Merrell Jr 


6 


6 




2 


2 




2 


2 




Israel Brown . . . 


6 






2 






2 






John Brown . . . 


5 






1 


8 




1 


8 




Widdow Anny Brown 


1 








4 






4 




John Kuss .... 


6 


3 




2 


1 




2 


1 




Timothy Stevens . . 


6 






2 






2 






John Eay 


15 


9 




5 


3 




5 


3 




Gen^ John Stark . . . 


2 5 


4 


2 


15 


1 


2 


15 


1 


2 


David Rowel . . . . 


17 


8 




5 


10 


3 


5 


10 


3 


David Rowel Jr . . . 


5 






1 


8 




1 


8 




Joseph Farmer . . 


1 12 


11 




10 


11 


3 


10 


11 


3 


Hugh Tompson . . 


11 


4 


2 


3 


9 


2 


3 


9 


2 


En' James Thompson . 


8 


1 


2 


2 


8 


2 


2 


8 


2 


Ebenezer Stevens . 


1 3 





2 


7 


8 




7 


8 




Ephraim Stevens . 


12 


10 


2 


4 


3 


2 


4 


3 


2 


Isreal Young . . . 


15 


4 


2 


5 


1 


2 


5 


1 


2 


James Young . . 


6 


10 


2 


2 


3 


2 


2 


3 


2 


Levt Daniel Hall . 


14 


6 


2 


4 


10 




4 


10 




Lev* John Hall . . 


5 


1 


2 


1 


8 


2 


1 


8 


2 


William Hall . . . 


6 


7 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


Samuel Frink . . 


8 


9 




2 


11 




2 


11 




Archable Gamble . 


1 4 


8 


2 


8 


3 




8 


3 




John Dickey . . . 


14 


10 




4 


11 


2 


4 


11 


2 


Jos^ Pages farm . . 


1 


8 


2 





7 








7 





Maj' John Webster . 


1 2 


11 


2 


7 


7 


3 


7 


7 


3 


Stephen Pingree 


6 


1 


2 


2 





2 


2 





2 


Isreal Webster , , 


6 


6 




2 


2 




2 


2 




David Webster . . 


5 







1 


8 




1 


8 




Asa Heseltine . . . 


10 


3 




3 


5 




3 


5 




Asa Heseltine Jr . . 


9 


3 


2 


3 


1 


1 


3 


1 


1 


David Heseltine . . 


5 







1 


8 




1 


8 




Moses Merrell . . 


6 


4 


2 


2 


1 


2 


2 


1 






EAELY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



189 



John Perse . . . 


5 







1 


8 




1 


8 




Green Simonds . . . 


13 


7 




4 


6 


1 


4 


6 


1 


Abel Huse .... 


1 2 


G 




7 


6 




7 


6 




Isaac Huse . . . 


1 1 


6 




7 


2 




7 


2 




Abraham Ammy . . 


10 





2 


3 


4 




3 


4 




John Cald M'' Neal . 


6 


7 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


William Perham . . 


17 


1 


2 


5 


8 


2 


5 


8 


2 


Daniel Davise . . 


1 1 


8 


2 


7 


3 




7 


3 




Abijah Emerson . . 


10 


6 


2 


3 


6 




3 


6 




Peter Emerson . . 


13 





2 


4 







4 







Cap* John Perham . 


2 


6 




13 


6 




13 


6 




Charles Emerson . . 


8 


8 




3 


2 


3 


3 


2 


3 


Levt John Little 


8 







2 


8 




2 


8 




Ceazor Griffen . . 


1 1 


7 




7 


2 


1 


7 


2 


1 


Joshual Perses farm . 


1 


1 







4 


1 





4 


1 


Nurs farm .... 


2 


3 







9 







9 




John Green . . . 


5 





2 


1 


8 




1 


8 




Josiah Huse . . . 


6 


6 




2 


2 




2 


2 




Jonathan Heseltine 


15 


7 


2 


5 


2 


2 


5 


2 


2 


William Eeside . . 


5 







1 


8 




1 


8 




John Webster Jr . . 


5 







1 


8 




1 


8 




Ebenezer Heseltine . 


5 







1 


8 




1 


8 




Daniel Cutting . . 


5 







1 


8 




1 


8 




Peter Farmer . . . 


5 







1 


8 




1 


8 




Comings Mill . . . 


5 







1 


8 




1 


8 




Comings & Dickeys 




















Meadow .... 


2 


6 







10 







10 




Lyons Meadow . . 


1 


6 







6 







6 




Pages Meadow . . 





9 







3 







3 




Widdow Anny Barnets 




















Meadow .... 




6 







2 







2 




John Merrell . . . 





5 




1 


8 




1 


8 




Robert M*= Gregore Esq' 




















land 

rtL_ 1 C TLT _ 1 1 


1 


4 
1 _ 




5 


2 




5 


2 





State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Archable Gamble Constable for the Town of Derrv- 



190 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

field for the County and State afore S*^ for the year 1789 
Greeting 

You are hereby Kequired in the Name of Said Said State 
to Leavy and Colect of Each Person given to you in this list 
herewith Committed to you for to Collect of Each Person 
his hers or theirs proportion Eespectively Set down against 
their Name the Sum total of this List which Being Forty 
Six pound ten Shilling & three pence to be paid to us in 
Gold or Silver or Orders drawn on you by us 

Twenty-three pound five Shillings & one penny two farth- 
ings of the above Sum you are Eequired to pay to us by the 
Tenth Day of July Next and the Kemainder you are hereby 
Required to pay to us by the first Monday of March Next 
the first payment being One half of the above Sum of forty 
Six pound ten Shilling & three pence 

And if any Person Neglects or Refuses to pay the Several 
Sumes Respectively assessed you are to Observe & follow 
the Rules & Directions of the law of this State in Leaveing 
& Collecting the Same 

and this Shall be your Sufficient Warrant 

Given under our Hands & Seals this Eight Day of June 
A D 1789 

Dated at Derryfield 

John Ray 
James Thompson 
John Green 

Select Men 

£ s d f 

Joshua Blodget 13 

Thomas Lancey '....0603 

James Gorman 14 

John Goffe 11 11 

Cap* Samuel Moor 1 13 2 

Enos Webster 16 7 

William Nutt 1 1 11 

James Nutt 1690 

Samuel Smith 17 1 2 



EARLY RBCOEDS OF DiRRYFIELD. 191 

Samuel Smith Jr 5 

Lev* Theopilus Griffen 13 11 3 

Nathaniel Baker 10 1 

Edw Clark Young 0792 

Nathaniel Merrell 10 8 



Ahraham Merrell 0200 

T.Pvt David Merrell • ... 19 5 

14 5 



Ezekel Stevens 

Abraham MerrellJr 0660 

Isarel Brown 12 

T 1 -D ..rr, ..0500 

John Brown 

Widow Any Brown 0100 

T 1, -D .0630 
John Kuss . . . 

Timothy Stevens 0600 

T v: ^..r ... 15 9 

John Kay 9^42 

Genr^ John Stark n 

David Rowel ^ ^! ^ 

David Rowel Junr 0500 

Joseph Farmer ^^^^11 

Hugh Thompson 11 4 2 

Ebenezer Stevens ^ ^ ^ c, 

James Thompson ^^"^9 

Ephraim Stevens ..... 12 10 2 



Iseral 



Young 15 



4 2 



-TV 6 10 2 

James Young ^ 

n ■ M^ll ..0500 
Corning Mill ^ 

Dickey & Corning Medow 0260 

Lyons Meadow 0160 

9 
Pages Meadow ., 

M' Nurs farm 0230 

Widow Anny Barnett 0060 

14 6 2 

5 12 

William Hall ^^In 

Samuel Frink ^ ^ ^ ^ 

Archable Gamble ^ ^ 1 

John Dickey 14 10 



Daniel Hall ' 'M ! 

Lv* John Hall 0512 



192 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Joshua Page farm 0182 

Ma.f John Webster 1 2 11 2 

Stephen Pingree 0612 

Iseral Webster 0660 

David Webster 0500 

Asa Heseltine 10 3 

Asa Heseltine Jr 9 3 2 

David Heseltine 0500 

Moses Merrell 0642 

John Perse 0500 

Green Simonds , . . 13 7 

Abel Huse 1260 

Isaac Huse 1160 

Abraham Amy 10 6^ 

John C. W Nell 6 7* 2 

William Perham 17 1 2 

Paniel Davise 1182 

Abijah Emerson 10 6 2 

Peter Emerson 12 2 

Cap* John Perham 2060 

Charles Emerson 0980 

John Little 0800 

Ceazor GrifEen 1170 

Joshua Perses farm 0102 

John Green 0502 

Thomas Abbot 0590 

Samuel Moor Jr 5 

Josiah Huse 0660 

Jonathan Heseltine 15 7 2 

William Reside 0500 

John Webster Jr 0500 

Ebenezer Heseltine 0500 

Daniel Cutting 0500 

Peter Farmer 0500 

Eecorded this Eleventh Day of June Anno Dommini 1789 

John Goffe Town Clark 



BAETiY KECORDS OF DERRYPIELD. 193 

State of Newliampshire Hillsborough S S 

To Archable Gamble Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field for the year 1789 Greeting 

You are hereby Required in the ISTame of S*^ State to Levey 
& Collect of Each Person in this list herewith Committed to 
you to Collect Each Person in his or her Proportion Re- 
spectively Set Down against their Names the Sum total of this 
list and you are hereby Required to pay out of the first Col- 
lum being Indents the Sum of forty three pound four Shil- 
ling & 4 to be Payd to the Treasurer of Sd State to be paid 
by the first Day of January Next and the Remaining part 
you are Required to Pay to us or our Successors in Office by 
the first Monday of March Next also the Second Collum of 
this list Being Specie j'ou are to pay out of it to the Treasurer 
of S*^ State the sum of Twelve pound Eleven Shilling & 
Eight Pence & the Remaining part of S^ Collum you are 
Required to pay to us or our Successors in Office by the first 
Monday of March Next 

The above mentioned Specie Twelve pound Eleven Shil- 
lings & Eight Pence to be Paid to the Treasurer by the 
first Day of January Next 

also the third Collum of this list Being Silver Money for 
the County tax you are to pay out of it to the County treas- 
urer the Sum of Two pound twelve Shilling & three pence 
by the last Day of December Next & the Remaining part of 
S*^ Collum you are Required to pay to us or our order by the 
first Day of January Next and if any person Neglect or Re- 
fuse to Pay the Several Sumes assesed you are to follow the 
Directions of the Law in that Case Made & provided 

You will Observe you are to pay the Specie tax in Specie 
or Specie Orders Drawn by the Treasurer by his Exelency the 
Preasident of this State. 

And this Shall be your Sufficient Warrant 

Given under our hands & Seals at Derryfield this fourth 
Day of July A D 1789 

James Thompson 
John Green 

Select Men 

Recorded this Ninth Day of July A D 1789 

John Goffe Town Clark 



194 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Archable Gamble Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field for the year 1789 Greeting 

You are hereby Eequired in the Name of S* State to warn 
the freeholders and other inhabitants of the town afores** 
Quallified by Law to Vote in Town meetings that they meet 
at the Meetinghouse in Said Town on friday the Sixteenth 
Day of October Instant at One Oelock in the afternoon to 
act on the following articles (viz) 

Firstly to Chuse a Moderator to Regulate Said Meeting 

2'^ To See if the Town Vote to Choose one Man or More 
to Examine and find what land they have Sold out of the 
Town and what Meathod they will take to Settle the Same 

Sly To See if the Town will take it under Consideration 
what Meathod to Proceed with Thomas Lancey and Mary 
Cutting so Called as She has Sworn a Bastard Child on Said 
Lancey and for further particulars enquire of James Thomp- 
son with respect to what he hath Don in that Case in Behalf 
of the Town 

And make Eeturn of this your Sufiicent Warrant to us on 
or Before the Day of Holding s*^ Meeting with your Doings 
thereon 

given under our Hands & Seals this first day of Oct'' at 
Derryfield in the jeav 1789 

John Green 
John Eay 
James Thompson 
Select Men 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield Ocf 16*^ 1789 

agreeable to the within warrant I have warned the Inhab- 
itants of Said Derryfield of time and Place by Posting this 
warrant 

Pr Archable Gamble Constable 

Derryfield Oct' 16*^ 1789 

at a Meeting Leagally Conveined agreeable to the above 
warrant 



EAELT RBCOEDR OF DERRYFIELD. 195 

article 1 Voted Levt Theophilus Griffin Moderator 
3 article Voted to Choose One Man to find out what land 
is Sold out of the Town 

Voted James Thompson to be the Man 
Voted to Dismiss the Eemainder of S*^ article 
3 article Voted to Set Mary Cutting up to Vandue that 
one Person being the Loest Bidder Should take Mary Cut- 
ting & Suport her in Sickness and in health (and her child 
if any she should have) till the first Monday of March next 
all Extraordanery Doctoring Excepted Said Mary Cutting 
Set up to Vandue in open Meeting at 6/ Pr week 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to Lev* John Hall Barr 
Koom 

The Meeting opened & Marry Cutting struck of to Capt 
John Perham at two Shilling per week 
Eecorded this 12*'^ Day of November 1789 

John Goffe Town Clark 

Hillsborough s s State of Newhampshire 

To Archabald Gamble Constable of Derryfield for the 
year 1789 Greeting 

You are hereby Eequired to Warn the freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield Quallified by Law to 
Vote in Town Meetings that they Meeting House on Monday 
the first Day of March Next at ten clock in the forenoon 
to act on the following articles (viz) 

first to Choose a Moderator to Eegulate s*^ Meeting 

2-ly to Choose one Man of those duely Quallified to Serve 
as Grand Jurior at the Court of General Sessions of the Peace 
to be Holden at Amherst on thursday the Eleventh Day of 
March Next 

And Make Eeturn of this warrant with your Doings there- 
on to Me on or Before the Day of Holding Said Meeting 

Given under My hand and Seal at Derryfield this Eight 
Day of FeV 1790 

John Goffe Town Clark 



196 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield March the l"' Day 1790 
a<^reeable to the within warrant I have Notified the Inhab- 
itants of time & place by posting this warrant 

Pr Archl*^ Gamble Constable 

Derryfield March 1*^ 1790 

at ameeting of the Inhabitants of Sd Town Leagally Con- 
venied 

Voted Capt Sam^ Moor Moderator 

Voted Capt John Perham Grand Jurior for the General 
Sessions of the peace 

Recorded this third Day of March A. D. 1790 

John GofEe Town Clark 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Archl^ Gamble Constable for the Town of Derryfield 
for the year 1789 Greeting 

you are hereby Eequired in the Name of S^ State to Warn 
they Freeholders & Other Inhabitants of S^ Town QuaUified 
by Law to Vote in Town Meetings that they Meet at the 
Meetinghouse in S*^ Derryfield on Monday the first Day of 
March Next at ten clock in the forenoon to act on the fol- 
lowing articles (viz) 

First to Choose a Moderator to Regulate Said Meeting 

21y To Choose all Town Officers for the preasent Year 

Sly To hear all Town accounts for the Preasent year & 
to act theiron 

41y To See if the Town will Vote to Repair the Meeting- 
house & what Meathod they will take to Conduct in Repair- 
ing the Said House 

51y To See what Meathod the Town will take to prevent 
those persons that are nither Oners nor Proprietors of S^ 
Town from Driving of Neat Cattle into S*^ Town to get their 
Summer food as has been usual in years past & to act theiron 

61y To See if the Town will Vote to hinder any Persons 
Catching any Ealwives between Merrimack River & Cap* 
Samuel Moors Mill on the Great Cohass Brook and act their- 
on 



EARLY KECOEDS OF DERRYFIELD. 197 

71y To See if the Town will abate Thomas Whitiker's 
Town Tax in Hugh Tompsons list & act theiron 

Sly To See what the Town will allow Isaac Huse for his 
Servise as Constable for the year 88 and act theiron 

91y To See what Meathod the Town will take to Suport 
the Poor of sd Town & act theiron 

lOly To See what Meathod the Town will take to Pro- 
vide preaching the preasent Year and act thereon 

Illy To See if the Town will abate Isarel Young & David 
Rowels Minister tax in John Goffe list & act thereon 

121y To See if the Town will Choose a Committe to ex- 
amine Whither James Gorman had a Right to Several Orders 
he hath had from the Selectmen Some years past on the 
Constables & act thereon 

131y To See if the Town will allow Levt John Hall to 
Keep a Dollar of Barber Lestleys Money & give no account 
for it as it is Said that he hath it for going for & act 
thereon 

14'y To See if the Town will abate Thomas Whitiker 
Nathan Whitiker & Samuel Starke Town Taxes in John 
Goffes List 

And make Return of this your Sufficient warrant with 
your Doings hereon To us on or before the Day of holding 
Said Meeting 

Given under our hands and Seals this twelveth Day of 
Feb"" at Derryfield A. D. 1790 

John Green 
James Thompson 
, John Ray 

Select Men 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield March 1*^ 1790 

agreeable to the within Warrant I have Warned the In- 
habitants of time & place by Posting this Warrant 

Archl^ Gamble Constable 

Derryfield March 1*^ 1790 

at a Meeting of the Inhabitants of Derryfield Leagally Con- 
venied. Voted General John Stark Moderator 



198 MANCHESTBR HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted that the Town accounts be Read before the Town 
Officers are Choosen 

Voted to choose a Committe to Examine the Town ac- 
counts 

Voted that the Committe Consist of three Men 

Voted that Isaac Huse James Garmon & Daniel Hall be the 
Committe 

Voted John Goffe Town Clark 

Voted Isaac Huse Capt Samuel Moor & John Stark J' 
Selectmen 

Voted Levt Daniel Hall Constable 

Voted James Nutt Joseph Farmer Ezekel Stevens Ephraim 
Stevens Isarel Webster Abel Huse & Peter Emerson Survey- 
ors of Highways 

Voted John Goffe James Gorman Isarel Webster John 
Russ Daniel Davise Surveyors of Lumber 

Voted Abraham Ammy WilP Nutt Moses Merrell & Dan- 
iel Hall Hog Reives 

5art Voted Enos Webster Ephraim Stevens Jonathan 
Heseldtine & Cap*^ John Perham to Be Feildrivers 

6 article Voted that No Ealwives be Catched Below Capt 
Moors Mill Dam the preasent year 

Voted that No Ealwives be Catched between the Great 
Pond & Merrimack River on Great Cohass Brook the Preas- 
ent year 

7 article Voted to abate Thomas Whitikers Town tax in 
Hugh Thompson List 

4 article Voted Not to Repair the Meetinghouse 

Voted to Sell the Pew Ground to Repair the Meetinghouse 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to Monday the Eight Day 

of this Instant March at twelve clock on S** Day 

March 8"* Meet according to Adjornment Moderator & 

Town Clark Preasent the Meeting Opned 

Voted to Adjourn this Meeting to Monday the 22* of this 

Instant March at twelve clock 



BARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 199 

March 23* 

Meet according to adjornment the Moderator & Town 
Clark Preasent the Meeting Opened 

Voted to Except the Eeport of the Town Counters, (which 
is as followes 

We the Subscribers being Chosen Counters for 1789 have 
Cast the List of taxes and find Archibald Gamble Constable 
Standing Charged as followes (Viz 

To the Treasarer of this State the Sum £43 — 4 — i in 
Indents 

and Likewise to Said Treasurer the sum of £12 — 11 8 in 
Specie -^ 

£ s d 

To the County Treasurer the Sum of ... . 2 12 3 

Ditto to this Town togeather with the Bearing 
money on the State and County Taxes the 
Sum of— in Specie— 61 12 10 

and likewise to the Town the Sum of — in Indents 
— It Being the Bearing money on his list of 

Indents " . . 2 1 

Said Archa** Discharges himself of Part of the Towns 

Money in the following maner (viz) 

by Orders Signed by the Selectmen to the amount 

of 15 14 3 

Ditto by Receipts Signed by Ens" James Thomp- 
son to the amount of 1 14 

Which Said Thompson Stand accountable for FeV 27*'' 

1790 

Pr 
^ Isaac Huse 

Daniel Hall 

Voted to Except the Report of the Committe on Town ac- 
counts (viz) 

We the Subscribers being Chosen a Committe to Examine 
Sundry accounts have Examined the Same & Report as fol- 
lowes (viz) 



200 MANCHESTBE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

£ s d 

to En'. James Thompson for Servise 2 15 10^ 

To Cash advanced 19 6^ 



total . . 3 15 5 

En' James Thompson gives Cr*^ by 3 7 8 

N. B En' Thompson account as it Stands on 

his account is 5 2 2^ 

M' Greens account as it Stands Charged is . . 1 10 8 

Committe Report M'' Green Receives for Servise 1 5 10^ 

to Cash advanced by M"" Green 12 



Total .17 2 

M' John Ray for Servise & Paper Receive . . 6 11 

M' Gamble Receives for Servise 18 3 

Capt John Perham Receives for his extra^^ Ex- 
pense 12 

Derryfield March 8*^ 1790 

Pr Isaac Huse 
James Garmon 
Daniel Hall 
Committe in Behalf of Town of Derryfield 

Voted to allow James Thompson Seven Shilling More to 
the Committes Report 

Voted to allow John Goffe account which is as follows 
(Viz) 

The Town of Derryfield to John Goffe D^ 

May 14*^ 1787 

£ s d 

Paid on Chandlers Execution 3 11 7 

Interest ' 17 

June 1789 for Drawing a Petition for the Select- 
men 010 

for Intertaining the Courts Committe 14 

for Expence at M"= Gregores with Said Committe .080 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 201 

Jan"" lO*'' 1790 to attending the Selectmen one Day 

with the Town Book 2 6 

for attending the Courts Comniittc two Day ..050 
Derryfield March 1**^ 1790 
A true account Erros Excepf* 

John Goffe 

A^oted John Goffe for liis Servis as Town Clark . 12 



5 18 5 

8 article Voted to allow Isaac Huse for his 

Servise as Constable 1100 

Voted Capt Samuel Moor for his Intertaining 

the Courts Committe 020 

Voted MaJ" John Webster and Archibald Gamble Town 

Counters 

9 ^'^ Voted to Vandue the Poor of this Town as usual 

10 ^'■' A'^oted to Hire Some Preaching this year A^otcd 
to Eaise £ 6 — — for Preaching this year 

11 ^""^ Voted to abate David Rowels Minister tax in John 
GofEe List 

12 "*. Voted to Choose a Committee to Examine whither 
the former Selectmen had a Right to Give James Garmon 
Several Orders on the Constables, or Not 

Voted that John Goffe James Thompson & Isarel Young be 
the Committee 

13 "* Voted to Dismiss it 

11 '^'•^ Voted to abate Thomas Whitikre Kathan Whitikre 
& Samuel Starke Town Taxes in John Goff'' List of taxes 

Voted to Sell the Pue Ground to Repair the Meeting house 

Voted Maj"" John Webster John Green & John Hall be a 
Committee to Sell the Pue ground 

The Poor of the Town set up at Vandue, the Loest Bidder 
to take the Person struct of to them & they Shall Keep & 
Suport said Person in Sickness & Health for what they Bid 
them off at for the Term of one year from This Date 

Elisabeth Marcy Set up at Vandue Struck off to Nathaniel 
Merrell at £2—7—0 



202 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Poll Cutting Set up at Vandue Struck to Joshua Blodgei 
for his promising to Keep her for one year free from all Cost 
to the Town 

Recorded this 24 Day of March 1790 

PR John Goffe Town Clark 

State of JSTewhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Levt Daniel Hall Constable for the year 1790 Greet- 
ing 

You are hereby Required in the Name of Said State to 
warn the freeholders & other inhabitants of Derryfield Qual- 
lified by Law to Vote in Town Meetings that they meet at 
the meetinghouse in Derryfield on friday the Thirtieth Day 
of this instant April at four o clock P. M. to act on the fol- 
lowin articles (viz) 

firstly to Choose a Moderator to Regulate s^ Meeting 

2'y to appoint One Man of those Duely Quallified to 
Serve as Petit Jurior at the Superior Court to be Holden at 
Amherst on the Second tuesday of May Next 

3^' to appoint one Man of those Duely Quallified to 
Serve as Grand Jurior at Said Superior Court 

And Make Return of this Warrant with your Doings there- 
on to me on or before s^ Day 

Given under my Hand & Seal at Derryfield this Eight Day 
of April A. Dom 1790 

John Goffe Town Clark 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield April 30*^ 1790 

agreeable to the within warrant I have warned the inhabi- 
tants of this Town of time & Place by Posting this warrant 

Daniel Hall Constable 

Derryfield April 30th 1790 

at a meeting Leagually Convenied by vartue of the above 
warrant 

Voted M"" Abel Huse Moderator 

Drew from the Box Capt Samuel Moor for Petit Jurior 

Voted John Ray Grand Jurior 

Recorded this Sixteenth Day of July 1790 

PR John Goffe Town Clark 



EAKLY PvBCORDS Or DBRRYFIELD. 



203 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Levt Daniel Hall Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field for the year 1790 Greeting 

Your are hereby Required in the Name of this State to 
levey & Collect of the Several Persons named in this List 
the Sum' Set Down against his or her Name, & Pay in to 
the Treasurer of this State the Sum of Seven pounds Eleven 
Shillings on or before the first Day of Jan' 1791 in Specie 
or Specie Orders Drawn on the Treasurer by his Exclency the 
President of this State, out of the first Column of this List 
& the Remainder of said Column to us or Our order by the 
first Day of February 1791 

you are also to Colect the Second & third Columns of this 
List as above Mentioned & Pay to us or our Order the full 
sum of s** Colum^ being town & School tax on demand 

and if any Person or Persons Refuse or niglect to Pay the 
above mentioned Sums you are to follow the Rules & Direc- 
tion of the Law in that Case made & Provided 

hereof fail not & this Shall be your Sufficient Warrant 

given under our Hands & Seals 

Derrvfield June 3"' 1790 









Isaac Huse 














John Stark 














Samuel Moor 






List of taxes 1790 






[Select Men 




Stephen Pingrey . . . 
Levt John Little . ^ . . 


state tax 
£ s a 

18 
3. 6 


Town tax 
£ s d 

3 2 

4 1 


School tax 
£ s a 

18 
3 6 


Lev^ Daniel Hall . . . 


5 


3 


6 4 




5 


3 


Samuel Frink .... 


1 


7 


1 9 




1 


7 


Archabald Gamble . . 


rv 


4 


9 9 




7 


4 


Jonathan Heseltine . . 


4 


8 


5 11 




4 


8 


Benjamin Heseltine 


1 


4 


1 6 




1 


4 


Maj'' John Webster . . 


6 


8 


5 11 




6 


8 


Iseral Webster . . . 


2 


2 


2 4 




3 


2 


David Webster . . . 


1 


4 


2 




1 


4 



204 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



John Webster Jr 


14 


1 6 


1 4 


Asa Heseltine . . . 


2 2 


4 5 


2 2 


Asa Heseltine Jr . . 


19 


2 7 


1 9 


David Heseltine . . 


19 


1 11 


1 9 


Enoch Chase . . . 


14 


1 6 


1 4 


Oliver Perse . . . 


14 


1 6 


1 4 


Nurses Farm . . . 


7 


6 10 


7 


Green Simonds . . 


3 3 


4 5 


3 3 


Ceasor Griffen . . 


4 4 


5 4 


4 4 


Thomas Griffen . . 


14 


1 6 


1 4 


Capt John Perham . 


11 5 


16 2 


11 5 


Peter Emerson . . 


3 4 


4 8 


3 4 


Charles Emerson . . 


2 4 


3 4 


2 4 


Abijah Emerson . . 


2 3 


2 11 


2 3 


Daniel Davise . . . 


4 8 


10 5 


4 8 


William Perham . . 


4 11 


6 10 


4 11 


John Dickey . . . 


4 3 


5 3 


4 3 


John Callwell M<= Niel 


1 7 


1 9 


1 7 


Peter, farmer . . . 


1 4 


1 6 


1 4 


Joshua Perse* farm . 


2 


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Moses Merrell . . . . 


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Jonathan Greeley , , 


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Abel Huse 


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John Ray 


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Abraham Merrell Jr . 

Ezekel Stevens . . 

Abraham Merrell . . 

Lev*^ David Merrell . 

John Merrell . . . 

Nathaniel Merrell 

Nathaniel Baker . . 

Edward Clark Young 

Lev* Theophilus Griffen 

Lev* Samuel Smith 

Samuel Smith Jr . 

William Nutt 

James Nutt 

Samuel Nutt 

Enos Webster 
John Goffe 
James Gormon . . 
Joshua Blodget . . 
Thomas Lancey . . 
John Green .... 
Ens'^ James Thompson 
Hugh Thompson . . 
Lev* Ebenezer Stevens 
James Young . , . 
Epheraim Stevens 
Israel Yoimg . . . 
Thomas Abbot . . 
Mica Coston . . . 
C°^ Eobert Willson- . 
Joseph Hutching 
Capt Samuel Moor . 
George Corning . . 
Corning & Dickey* Meadow 
Lyons Meadow . . 
Pages Meadow . . 
Ana Barnets Meadow 
William Andersons Land 



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MANCHBSTBR HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Capt Greggs heirs ... 76 

M" Hills Land .... 26 

William Gamble . .' . . 16 

Redfords Lands .... 16 

Emersons Mill 16 

Doc^ John Dustan . . ' . 19 

Lev* John Hall .... 32 

Ebenezer Heseltine ... 17 

Col Robert M'^ Gregore . . 5 
Recorded July 16"^ 1790 
PR John Goffe Town Clark 



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State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

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To Levt Daniel Hall Constable in Derryfield for the year 
1790 Greeting 

You are hereby Required in the Name of s'* State to warn 
all the Freeholders & inhabitants of s"* town of Derryfield 
to Meet at their Meetinghouse in s^ Town on Saturday the 
28"* Day of this Instant at two 0-Clock in the afternoon To 
act on the following Articles (viz) 

Art. 1. to Choose a Moderator to Regulate s*^ Meeting 

Art. 2. to Give in their Votes for Some person to be Reg- 
ester of deeds for s^ County of Hillsborough 

Art. 3. to See what Meathod the Town will take in Re- 
gard of Dividing into Classes & Erecting School Houses 

Art. 4. To see in what manner the Town think Best to 
proceed in Regard of Bridget Wood as she has made appli- 
cation to this Town for some support & Vote theiron 

Art 5*'' To see if the Town will Vote that the sail of 
those Pew grounds which are sold shall Be good in Law 
to those that have Bought them & whether the Remaind of 
s** Pewes which are not Sold Shall be sold agreeable to s^ 
articles of Sail by the Committee which was Chosen for that 
purpose or whether they will Vote to Quash the matter as 
their appears to be Weakness & Deficiancy in the Votes that 
were past in Regard of that matter last March 



EAELY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 207 

Art 6"* To see if the Town will Vote that the preasent 
Committee apply all the Money that has arisen or may arise 
by the Sail of &^ Pews or Choose a Nother Committee to apply 
the Same 

And Make Return of this Warrant with your Doings their- 
on to us on or before the Day of holding s^ meeting 

given under Our Hands & Seal at Derryfield August lO*** 
1790 

Isaac Huse 
John Stark 

Select Men 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield August SS*'* 1790 
By Virtue of the within warrant I have warned the inhabi- 
tants of time & Place by Posting this Warrant 

Daniel Hall Constable 

Derryfield August 28^^^ 1790 

at ameeting leagually Conveined by Virtue of the above 
warrant 

Art 1th Voted Gen''^ John Stark Moderator 

Art 2"* Votes for Regester of Deeds for — Curtis — 11 — 
Smith 2 Blanchard 1 

Art. S^^ Voted Dismissed Art 4*'" Voted Dismissed 

Art 5 Voted that the Sail of the Pewground Should Stand 
good in Law 

Voted to adjourn this meeting to tuesday the 14*** of 
Sep*'" Next at one Clock P. M. 

Sep* 14*^ 1790 Meet according to ajournment Moderator 
& Clark preasent 

Voted on the 5 sfrt^® that the Remainder of the Pew ground 
be Sold according to the aricles of Sail by the Committee that 
Sold the former Pews 

art 6th Voted to Choose another Committe to apply the 
money to Repair the meetinghouse 

Voted MaJ' John Webster John Stark Jr & Capt John 
Perham be s^ Committee 

Recorded Oct' 14*'^ 1790 

PR John Goffe Town Clark 



208 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough S S 

To liut Daniel Hall Conptable for Derryfiold 1790 gret- 
ting 

You are hereby required in the Xanie of sd State to warn 
all the Inhabitants of sd Derryfield Quallified by Law to Vote 
for State Eepresentitives to meet at their Meeting-house on 
monday the 13^ of December instant at two oelock in the 
afternoon of sd Day to act on the following articles (viz) 

lly to choose a moderator to Eegulate sd meeting 

21y elect by ballate two of the following persons who had 
the highest numb of vots that were not ellected (viz) 

Jeremiah Smith Necholas Gilman John Sherbum & Abial 
Forster Esquires to Represent this State in the Congress of 
the United States for the term of two years from the 4*^* Day 
of March Next 

31y to see if the town will vote to abate Richard MaberVs 
tax for the year 1788 & make Return of this warrant with 
your doings thereon to us on or before the Day of holding sd 
meeting 

Given under our hands and seald at Derryfield Decmber the 
l"* 1790 

Isaac Huse 
John Stark 

Select Men 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield Dec' IS^'' 1790 

agreeable to the within warrant I have Notified the Inhab- 
itants of time & place by posting this warrant 

PR Daniel Hall Constable 

Derryfield Dec'" 13*'^ 1790 

at a Meeting Leagally Conveind by Virtue of the Above 
warrant 

Voted General John Stark Moderator 

2^* article Voted by Ballate for Jeremiah Smith & John 
Sherbum twenti-five votes Each 

3"^ Voted to abate Richard Maberrv's taxes for the vear 
1788 

Recorded January 11'*^ 1791 

PR John Goffe Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS Or DEKIIYFIELD. 209 

To be sold at piiblick Vandue to the Highest Bidder on the 
Twentj'-Second Day of June Instant at ten of the Clock of 
sd Day at John Halls house in Derryfield the pew ground in 
the Meetinghouse of sd town agreable to the vote of said 
Town last March the articles of Sail will be published at the 
Opening of the vandue by the Committee Chosen for that 
buisness 

Dated at Derryfield June i^^ 1790 

John Webster 
John Hall 
John Green 

Committee Men 

January 11"' 1791 Recorded 

John Goffe Town Clark 

The Conditions of Sail of the Pewground in Derryfield 
meetinghouse agreable to an advertisement published bearing 
Date June the 4*** 1790 by ifs the Subscribers is as followers 
(viz) 

1^^ the ground for each pew to be built on: will be Struck 
off to the Highest bidder they giveing good security to the 
Committee for the Sum of money that sd ground is sold for to 
help to Eepair the meetinghouse this year 

2'y He that Purcheseth any of the above pew ground 
shall have a bill of Sail from the Committee in their Capas- 
sity ef the nomber & price that it Cost them to be Recorded 
in Derryfield Town Book 

3^^ The Buyer must pay two thirds of the purchiss in 
Glass Nailes or Merchantable Clabboards or Putty at or be- 
fore the first day of September Next 

& the Remaindering third in Cash at or before the first 
Day of January Next. 

Given under our Hands Dated at Derryfield June 22"* 
1790 

John Webster 
John Hall 

Committe Men 

January 11**^ 1791 

Recorded PR 

John Goffe Town Clark 



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A True Transcript of the plan of Derryfield Meetinghouse 
Transcribed by 

John Goffe Town Clark 
Derryfield January 1791 



212 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Lieut Daniel Hall Constable of Derryfield for the year 
1790. Greeting 

You are hereby Required in the Name of said State to warn 
all the Freeholders and Other Inhabitants of Said Derryfield 
Quallified by Law to Vote in Town Meetings to meet at their 
Meetinghouse in said Town on Monday the Seventh Day of 
March Next at ten Oclock in the four Noon of s*^ Day to act 
on the following articles (viz) 

first to Choose a Moderator to Eegulate s^ Meeting 

21y To Choose a Town Clark & 

31y To hear all Town accounts that may be Exhibited 
and allow or Dissalow the Same 

41y To Choose all Town Officers 

51y To See What Money the Town will Vote for Preach- 
ing the Preasent year 

61y To See what Meathod the Town will Take to Suporte 
the Poor the Preasent year 

71y To See if the Town will Vote to abate Samuel Moor 
Junior his Pole Tax in M'' Gambles list of Taxes 

Sly To See what the Town will give M'' Gamble for His 
Servise as Constable 

9^y To See if the Town will abate M' Enos Webster his 
Pole Tax in Lev*^ Daniel Hall List 

And Make Eeturn of this Warrant with your Doings there 
on to us on or Before the Day of holding said Meeting 

Given under our Hands and Seal at Derryfield Feb' 6*^ 1791 

Isaac Huse 
Samuel Moor 

Select Men 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield March th 7*^ 1791 
agreeable to the within warrant I have warned the Free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of Time & place by Posting this 
warrant 

PR Me Daniel Hall Constable 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERKYFIELD. 213- 

Derryfield March the 7*^ Day 1791 

by Virtue of the above Warrant the Town met — 

Voted Gen^ John Stark Moderator 

Voted John Goffe Town Clerk 

3'''* article Voted to alloM- the Selectmen 2/6 Pr Day for 
their Servise 

Voted to Except Isaac Huse'' and Capt Samuel Moor & 
John Starkes accounts as they Stand 

March 7"^ 1791 
The Town of Derryfield to Isaac Huse Dr £ s d 

To two half Days as Counter & Committe .... 2 6 
April 1790 to one Day taking the Invoice .... 2 6 
March 22 to one Day as Committee & for Expence 

for Liquor Vanduing Poor 3 5 

May 1790 to one Day to See the Fish courses clear 

in Cohas Brook 2 G 

June 1790 To four Day Making State Town & 

Highway Tax . ' 10 

June 22 to half a Day waiting on M"" Gorman ... 1 3 
Sep* 1790 to half a Day Drawin warrants .... 1 3 
Ocf 1790 to Drawing a Warrant to warn out Pernal 

Smith 013 

Jan"^ 1791 to a wai-rant to Remove Mary Dutton .040 

Feb' 1791 to Drafting two warrants 13 

Feb'' 21 1791 To one Day Eunning the line Between 

Derryfield & Chester 020 

and one Quart of Westindia Rum 13 

Tohalf Day waiting, on M^Garmon & Webster . .013 
To one Quire of Paper 012 



1 16 1 



The Town of Derryfield to Samuel Moor D'' 
March 22 1790 to Cash Expend for Rum at the 

Vendue of the Poor 010 

to two half Days Making Rates 2 6 

to two half Days Drawing Warrants 2 ff 



214 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

to half a Day to Settle with James Gorman & Enos 

Webster 613 

to one Day Running the Town Line 2 6 

9 9 
The Town of Derryfield to John Stark D' 
April to one Day & one half taking the Invoice .039 

to four Days Making the Rates 10 

to one half Day to Settle James Gorman & Enos 

Webster 13 

to one Day Running the Line between Chester & 

Derryfield 026 

to Cash 010 

18 6 

Voted to Received the Counters Report (which is) 

This May Certifye that we the Subscribers being Choosen as 
Counters for the year 1790 have Meet and Examined Lev* 
Daniel HalP List of Taxes and find him Charged as follow^ 

to the State Seven Pound Eleven Shillings — School Tax 
Twelve pound Ten Shilling & three pence and to the Town 
Twenty Three Pound Nine Shilling & Six pence together with 
the Bearing Money this from under our Hands 

Derryfield March the 5*^ day 1791 

John Webster 
Archable Gamble 

Voted Archibald Gamble & Maj"" John Webster 1/6 Each 
for their servise as Counters 

Voted to allow Joshua Blodget five Dollars for Keeping 
Barber Lastley £1—10—0 

Voted to allow Joshua Blodget four Shilling for keeping 
Poll Cutting 0—4—0 

Voted To allow Lev* Daniel Hall 3/10 for Carrying Mary 
Dutton out of Town 

4 article Voted M"^ Isaac Huse Cap* Samuel Moor & John 
Stark Jun' Selectmen 

Voted David Rowel Constable 



EA.RLY RECORDS OF DEKRTFIELD. 215 

Voted M' Joseph Fanner William Niitt Peter Emerson 
Nathaniel Merrell Ephraim Stevens & Archibale Gamble Sur- 
yeyors of Highways 

Voted Daniel Davise John Stark Jun"" John Goffe John 
Webster Jun'' and Nathaniel Merrell Surveyors of Lumber 

Voted Daniel Davise & Daniel Hall Town Counters 

Voted Daniel Davise John Green & Enos Webster Hog- 
reaves 

Voted that Twelve Pounds be Eaised for Preaching this 
Year 

Voted that The Poor be Vendued this year as usal 

Voted to abate Samuel Moor Jun' his Taxes in Arch** 
Gambles List 

Voted To allow Archabald Gamble four Dollars for his 
Servise as Constable 

Voted To Eeeonsider the Vote of David Bowels being Con- 
stable 

Voted Israel Young for Constable 

Voted to Adjourn this Meeting to this Day three week at 
one ocloek afternoon 

March 28*^ Day 1791 

Meet according adjournment Town Clerk & Moderator 
Preasent the Meeting Opened 

Voted on the 9^*^ article Not to abate Enos Webester his 
Taxes 

Voted James Gorman Surveyor of Lumber 

Voted to Allow the Town Clerk fifteen Shillings for the 
year 1790 

Votes for Presidejit for the year 1791 Josiah Bartlett Esq 
26 Votes 

Votes for Senators for Eobert Wallice & Co^ Webster 16 
Votes Each 

Votes for a County Eegester Jonathan Smith Jun' 26 
Votes 

Elisabeth Mercy set up at Vandue to the Lowest Bidder & 
Struck off to James Young at Nine Dollars per year 

Eeeorded this 4 Day of May A D 1791, 

PR John GofEe Town Clerk 



216 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of Newhampshire Hillsbourough s s 

[Seal] 

To Israel Young Constable for the Town of Derryfield for 
the year 1791 Greeting 

You are hereby Required in the Name of said State to 
warn all the freeholders and other Inhabitants of the s^ 
Town Quallified by law to Vote in Townmeetings that they 
meet at the Meetinghouse in s^ Town the Twentyeighth Day 
of this instant March at One of the Oclock in the afternoon 
of said Day to act on the following articles 

lly To Choose Moderator to Regulate Said Meeting 

21y To see if the Town will Vote to sell to John Hall a 
small Tract of Land for a Houselot aBought five rods in 
Length and as much in Breadth on the Northwest side of 
your Meetinghouse being Part of the Land I the s^ Hall 
gave a Deed to the Town free Gratis for their Use 

Sly To see if the Town will vote to Chuse a Committee to 
Give a Quit Claim Deed to John Hall of the land as a hove 
described or any Other ways may be bounded more or less 

And make Return of this Warrant with your doings theiron 
to us at or before the Day of Holding said Meeting and this 
shall be your sufficient warrant 

Given Under Our Hands and Seal at Derryfield March the 
lO^*" 1791 

Samuel Moor 
John Stark Jr 
Isaac Huse 

Select Men 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield March 28*^ 1791 
agreeable to the within warrant I have warned the In habi- 
tants of time & place by Posting this warrant 

Israel Young Constable 
Derryfield March the 28*^ 1791 
The Town Meet by Virtue of the above Warrant 
Voted Gen'^ John Stark Moderator 
Voted that the Town Quit Claim to Lev^ John Hall all 



I5ARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 217 

their Eight and Title to a Certain piece of Land Lying at the 
Norwest Corner of the Meetinghouse beginning at a Stake 
Standing on the East side the Highway thence about four 
Rods Easterly to a Black Oak Tree thence North abought 
Twenty feet to Lev*^ Daniel Halls Land thence on s^ Daniel 
Halls line to the Highway thence to the Bounds first Men- 
tioned being a Part of the Land that the said Hall Gave to the 
Town for to Build a Meetinghouse thereon &c 
Recorded this 25*^ Day of May Dom 1791. 

John Goffe Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Israel Young Constable of Derryfield for the year 1791 
Greeting 

You are hereby Required in the of said State to Leevy & 
Colect of the Several Persons named in this List the sum 
set down against his or her Xame & pay to the Treasurer of 
this County the Sum of Two pounds twelve Shillings & four 
pence on or Before the Last Day of December Kext out of the 
third Column of this list and the Remainder of s*^ Column 
to gether with the full sum of the other two Columns of this 
list you are likewise to Colect and pay to us or Our Order on 
or before said last Day of December Next 

and if any Person Refuse or Neglect to pay the same you 
are to follow the Directions of the Law in that Case made 
and provided 

Here of fail not & this shall be your Sufficient Warrant 

given under our Hands & Seal at Derryfield June 27** 1791 
^ Isaac Huse 

John Stark 
Samuel Moor 

Select Men 





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218 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Le^ Daniel Hall 
Jonathan Heseltine 
Joseph Heseltine 
Maj"" John Webster 
Israel Webster . 
David Webster . 
John Webster . 
David Heseltine 
Assa Heseltine 
Asa Heseltine . 
Green Simonds 
Moses Merrell . 
Nathaniel Nurse 
Thomas Griffen 
John Griffen . 
Cap* John Perham 
Charles Emerson 
Peter Emerson 
Abijah Emerson 
Daniel Davise . 
William Perham 
Jonathan Greely 
Abraham Amy . 
James Little . 
Josiah Huse 
Abel Huse . . 
Isaac Huse . . 
Areh^ Gamble . 
AVilliam Gamble 
John Dickey . 
John Dustine . 
Joshua Page 
Joshua Pierce . 
En OS Webster . 
John Hall J^ . 
James Gorman 



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3 


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1 3 


William Nutt . . 






9 





4 


6 





1 


3 


Samuel Nutt . . . 






3 


3 


1 


7 








5 1 


Lev* David Merrell 






13 


8 


6 


10 





1 


10 3 


Joshua Blodget 






5 


5 


3 


8 


3 





9 


James Young . . 






3 


11 


1 


11 


3 





6 3 


Theophilus Griffen 






8 


8 


4 


4 





1 


3 3 


Israel Young . . 






10 


1 


5 





3 


1 


3 3 


Nathaniel Merrell 






7 


3 


3 


7 





1 





Gen^i John Stark . . 






1 7 


rv 


13 


9 


3 


3 


10 


John Eay . . . 






t 


8 


3 


10 





1 


3 


David Eowel . . . 






10 


3 


5 


1 





1 


5 


Joseph Farmer 






13 


6 


6 


9 





1 


10 3 


Israel Brown . . 






3 




1 


9 


3 





6 


Abraham Merrell . 






4 


3 


3 


1 








7 


Ezekel Stevens . . 






14 


8 


7 


4 





3 


3 


En^ James Thompsor 






4 


4 


3 


3 








7 1 


Hugh Thompson . 






8 


2 


4 


1 





1 


1 3 


William White . . 






5 


3 


3 


7 








8 3 


Lev*' Ebenezer Stevei 


IS 




18 


[) 


9 


4 


2 


3 


7 1 


Ephraim Stevens . 






5 


1 


3 


6 


3 





8 3 


John Green . . 






3 





1 


6 








5 


William Reside 






3 





1 


6 








5 


ISTathaniel Baker . 






6 


3 


3 


1 








10 1 


E** Clark Young . 






3 


11 


1 


11 


3 





6 3 


Timothy Stevens . 






3 


9 


1 


10 


3 





6 1 


Samuel Whitaker . 






3 





1 


6 








5 


John Euss . . . 






3 


9 


1 


10 


3 





6 1 


Thomas Lancey . 






3 





1 


6 








5 


William Hogg . . 






3 





1 


6 








5 


Benjamin Ayers . 






3 





1 


6 








5 


Cap* Samuel Moor 






1 3 


10 


11 


5 





3 


3 


Lev* Samuel Smith 






11 





5 


6 





1 


6 1 


Samuel Smith J"" . 






3 





1 


6 








5 


Micajah Coston 






3 





1 


6 








5 



220 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Robert Wildson .... 07 032 010 



£28—3—3 £9— 1—7^ £3— 18— 7 



Recorded this Sixteenth Day of July 1791 

John Goffe Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

[Seal] 

To Israel Young Constable of Derryfield for 1791 Greet- 
ing 

You are hereby Required in the Name of sd State to warn 
all the freeholders & other Inhabitants of this Town to Meet 
at their Meetinghouse in s^ Town on the first Monday of 
March Next at Ten clock in the forenoon of s** Day to act 
on the following articles (viz) 

first to Choose a Moderator to Regulate said Meeting 

2^ to hear all accounts that may be Exhibited against sd 
Town & act theiron 

3'' To Choose all Town OiB&cers for the preasent year 

4'' To See how much Money the Town will Vote to Raise 
for the use of s*^ Town this preasent year 

5^ To See how much Money the Town will Vote to Raise 
for to hire Preaching this year 

6^ To see if the Town will abate M' Peter Emersons pole 
tax for the y' 1791 

7'' To see what Meathod the Town will take to have 
School Houses Erected and where they shall be set 

8'' To see what Meathod the Town will take to have the 
Graveyard fenced 

9"* To see how much money the Town will Vote to Raise 
on the single Pole for Repairing the Highways this year 

lO'y To see if the Town will vote to turn the Road that 
leads from the Meetinghouse to Merrell ferry by Levt Daniel 
Hall Mill 

11" To see what Meathod the Town will take to Supor the 
Poor the preasent y' 



SEAL 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERKYFIELD. 221 

12*^ To see what Meathod tlie Town purposes to take to 
warn Town meetings this preasent year 

And make Eeturn of this warrant with your Doings thereon 
to us on or before the Day of Holding said Meeting 

Given under our Hand and Seal at Derryfield February the 
18*^ 1792 

Isaac Huse 
Samuel Moor 
John Stark 

Select Men 

N B These following articles ware Desired to be 
inserted after the above Warrant was drawn 

l^y To see if the Town will vote to abate John 
M" Neal Samuel Frink & Samuel Halls Taxes in 
Lev' Daniel Hall list of Taxes 

2'^ To see if the Town will vote fish Wardens for this 
preasent year 

3^' To see if the Town will Vote to Raise for further Re- 
pairing the Meetinghouse 
Febuary the 18*^^ 1792 

Isaac Huse 
John Stark 

Select Men 

March the 5^ 1792 

Pursuant to the within precept I have warned the Inhab- 
itants of said Town of time and place by posting this War- 
rant 

Israel Young Constable 

Derryfield March-the 5*^ 1792 

By virtue of the above Warrant the Town met & Voted 
General John Stark Moderator 

2*^ article Voted to allow Capt Samuel Moor^ account, as 
follows 

March 1791, The Town of Derryfield 
to Samuel Moor Dr. 

8 d 

to half a Day selling with Gen^ Stark & arch* Gamble 1 6 



6 



222 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

June 1791 to Two Days making Taxes .... 60 
august 1791 to half a day setling with Richardson 

& Hall for land sold them out of Town .... 16 
Sep*" 1791 to half a Day setling with Constable 

Hall 1 "^ 

Dee' 1791 to half a day Trying to Setle with Levt 

John Hall in Regard to sundry Clames .... 16 
January 1792 Half a day making a Warrant to 

warn out Ayrs & family 1 

March 1792 half a day with Counters 16 

Samuel Moor 15 

Voted to allow Isaac Huse' account Except the ar- 
ticle for One pound four Shillings which is as fol- 
lows 

March 28*^ 1791 
The Town of Derryfield to Isaac Huse Dr 
To half a day spent in order to Settle with General 

Stark 16 

April 1791 to half a day settling with Gen''^ Stark 

& arch* Gamble 16 

to one Quire of Paper 12 

to one Day myself & Horse taking Invoice .... 50 
June 1791 to half a day making a warrant to warn 

out sundry 16 

to three Days making town County & Highway Rates 9 
August 1791 half a day settling with Richardson 

& Hall for land sold to them out of Town ... 16 
Sept" 1791 to half a day settling with Constable 

Hall 16 

Oct' 1791 To one saboth days preaching by the 

Rev"* M' Giles Merrell £1—4—0 Not allow^ 
Dec' 1791 to half a day trying to settle with Levt 

John Hall in Regard to sundry Clames .... 16 
Jan' 1792 to Drawing a warrant to warn out Ayers 1 6 



BABLY KECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 22S 

March 1792 to half a day with the Counters . . 16 
To Drawing a Warrant for March Meeting ... 16 



£18 8 



1 


6 


6 





1 


6 


9 





1 


6 


1 


6 



Voted to allow John Starks account which is as 
follows 

The Town of Derryfield to John Stark D' 
April to half a day settling with Arch^ Gamble & 

Daniel Hall 

to time & Expences taking the Invoice 

to half a day Drawing Warrants 

to 3 Days making taxes 

to half a day settling Lev* John Hall 

to Drawing Warrants for March Meeting .... 

Total £110 

Voted to allow John Goffe twelve shilling for writing Town 
Eecords & 

Voted on the third article John Goffe Town Clerk 

Voted Daniel Davis Capt Samuel Moor & John Stark Jr 
Selectmen 

Voted David Eowel Constable 

Voted Joseph Farmer Jr Theophilus GrifEen Ezekel Stevens 
Maj"" John Webster, Cap*^ John Perham & Ephraim Stevens 
Surveyors of Highways 

Voted Isaac Huse & Daniel Hall Town Counters 

Voted Moses Merrell Joshua Blodget & John Green Hogg- 
reeves 

Voted Nathaniel Merrell John Goffe Archabald Gamble & 
James Gorman Surveyors of Lumber 

Voted to send General Stark to Represent the Town at 
Amherst Eclating an Inditement against the Town for Bad 
Eoads 

4*^ art Voted to Dismiss it 

5*^ artie Voted to Eaise Fifty Dollars for Preaching this 
year 



224 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted that Gen"' Stark go to Bedford to agree with M"" 
Pickels to Preach this year 

Voted to adjourn this meeting to this Day fortnight ten 
Oclock forenoon 

March the 19"^ 

Met by adjournment Moderator & Clerk preasent 
Voted to Except the Counters Report which is as followeth 
(viz) 
M' Israel Young Constable stands Charged as followes to 

the County £2—12—4 

to the Town 41—18—3 

Discharges himself in part by an Order for the abatemen of 

Jacob Smiths Rates £0—5—9 

Daniel Davis 
Daniel Hall 
Counters for 1791 

6 art'" Voted to abate Peter Emersons Pole Tax for 1791 

7^ art'" Voted that the several Districts have Liberty to 
have their schools at such time & place as the Class shall agree 
on 

3th gj.^ie Yoted to fence the Graveyard With Posts and 
Boards 

Voted that the Selectmen Make out the Graveyard Bounds 
& advertise & Vendue the fence to the Cheapest builder and 
that the Selectmen Notifie M"" Joseph Farmer to Divide and 
build his part of the fence 

9''' art'" Voted to Raise six Shillings on the pole for Re- 
pairing Highways this year 

10"* art'** Voted to Dismiss it 

11"* art'* Voted to Vendue the poor as usal 

12*** art'" Voted that the Constable Post three warrants 
to warn town Meetings this year one at the Meetinghouse one 
at Capt Moors & one at Gen'" Starks 

Suplyment 

l*** article Voted to abate John M'^ Neel Samuel Frink & 
Samuel Halls taxes in Levt Daniel Halls List of Taxes 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 225 

2*'' arf® Voted Israel Young William Reside William Nutt 
Enos Webster Capt John Perhani & MaJ'' John Webster Fish 
Wardeners 

3"" arf* Voted to Raise forty Dollars to Repair the Meet- 
inghouse 

Voted that the Selectmen lay out the Money to Build the 
Gallery Stares and Lay the Gallery flores 

Voted to Except M' Israel Young to serve as Constable for 
David Rowel the preasent year & to answer a turn for s** Rowel 
as Constable of Derryfield 

Elisabeth Marcy set up at Vendue to the lowest Bidder & 
struck off to James Young at Two pound fourteen shilling 
P' year 

Bridget Wood set up at Vendue to the Lowest Bidder & 
struck off to M'^ John Dickey at Six pounds Nine shillings p' 
year 

Recorded April the 2 Day 1792 

PR John Goffe Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

[Seal] To Israel Young Constable of Derryfield for the 
year 1791 

We Command you in the name of the state to warn all the 
freeholders & other inhabitants of s*^ town to meet at the 
Meetinghouse the 19*** of March to act on the following ar- 
ticles (viz) 

l^y to Choose a Moderator to Regulate said Meeting 

2^^ to Choose a Committee to settle with Capt John Per- 
ham Capt Samuel Moor and Samuel Stark for the Nonresident 
Land Tax they have in their list of Taxes which is found 
out of Town 

3^^ to Choose a Committee to settle with John Hall for 
Certain Claims he hath to show against the Town Relating to 
Land he bought of James Gorman 

And Make Return of this Warrant with your Doings their 
on to us at or before the Day of Holding sd Meeting 



226 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Given under our Hands & Seal at Derryfield this fifht Day 

of March 1792 

John Stark 

Samuel Moor 

Daniel Davise 

Selectmen 

Derryfield March the 19"* 1792 

Persuant to the above warrant I have warned the inhab- 
itants of time & place by posting this warrant 

Israel Young Constable 

Derryfield March the ig*'* 1792 

by Virtue of the above Warrant the Town Met 

Voted General John Stark moderator 

Voted that Isaac Iluse Maj' John Webster & John Stark 
Jr be a Committee to Examine what is Due to Capt Perham 
Cap*^ Moor & Samuel Stark for Taxes of Land out of Town 
& Make Report 

Voted that said Committee Examin the Claim of M"^ John 
Hall Relating Land bought of James Gormen. 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to this Day fortnight — 

April the 2*'' 1792 met according to adjournment. 

Voted to Except the Report of the Committee Relating 
Perham, Moor & Stark, Constables (which is as follows) 

Derryfield ^larch the 24"^ 1792— 

Having Examined the several following Claims find them 
as follows (viz) 

Capt Samuel Moor* Demands for Taxes on sundry Lots of 
Land Committed to him to Colect which lots appear not to 
be in Town 

tax lyo 1/G 2/0 2/0 1/6 1/9 3/0 1/0 2/0 1/0 1/0 

No 48—19—50—51—52—52— 53—60—61—60—62 

Tax 1/0 2/0 2/0 1/3 2/6 2/ 

No 62—63—65—104—100—82 

Sum Total of Capt Moor's Claims £1—7—6 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 227 

M' Samuel Stark's Claims for the Following Taxes (viz) 
Tax 2V6 3/0 3/0 5/0 3/6 2/0 2/0 4/0 2/0 2/0 

No 48—49— 52—53 —52—60— 60— 61— 62— 62 

Tax 4/0 2/6 5/0 4/0 

No 63—104—105—83 Suposed Common land 2/6 

sum Total of M^ Starks claim £2-6-0 
Capt John Perhams Claim for taxes on the following Lots 
(viz) 

Tax 1V3 1/6 1/6 1/6 2/6 1/0 2/0 2/0 2/0 }/:) 

No 48—49—52—52—53—60 —61—62—63—104 

2/6 2/0 
No 105 — 83 suposed common land tax 1/3 
Sum Total of Capt Perhams Claims £1—2—3 

John Webster 
Isaac Huse 
John Stark 
Committee in behalf of the Town — 

Voted to allow John Dickey £ — 11 — 9 — 3 with Interest 
from the 3'^ear 1778 it being taxes for Lots of Land in his 
List (viz) 

Lots No. 48—49-52-60—62-63-65-104 & 105—61 

Voted that Isaac Huse John Stark Jr & William Perhara be 
a Committee to settle with Lev* John Hall 

Recorded this 16*^ Day of May Anno Dom. 1792 

John Goffe Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough S S. 

[Seal] To Israel Young Constable of Derryfield for the 
year 1792 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of said State to levey 
and collect of the several persons named in this list herewith 
Committed to you for to collect ©f each person his, or, her 
proportion respectively set down against their names. 

The sum total of this list to be payed in silver or Gold, 
And you are commanded to pay out of this tax the sum of 
four pounds seven shillings and four pence to the County 



228 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



treasurer by the first day of September next; and the remain- 
der of said taxes to be paid to us at, or, before the first monday 
in March next 1793. 

And if any person or persons neglect or refuse to pay the 
several sums respectively set down against their names you 
are to follow the directions of the Law in that case made and 
provided. 
And this shall be your suffient warrant. 
Given under our hands and seals at Derryfield this IB*"" 
Day of June 1792 

John Stark 
Samuel Moor 
Daniel Davis 

Select men 





Town Tax 


Minister 


School 


( 


bounty 




£ s d 


£ 


s 


d 


£ 


s 


d 


£ 


s 


d 


Abraham Merrill 


[054 





2 


8 





3 


2 








10 


Abel Huse . . 


14 4 





7 


2 





8 


8 





2 


2 


Archibald Gam- 






















ble ... . 


18 





9 








10 


10 





9 


8 


Asa Heseltine . 


4 





2 








2 


5 








8 


Asa Heseltine 






















Jr . . . . 


6 10 





3 


5 





4 


1 





1 





Charles Emerson 


5 8 





2 


10 





3 


5 








11 


Cap* Samuel 






















Moor . . . 


18 4 





9 


2 





11 








2 


9 


Cap* John Per- 






















ham . . . 


16 6 





13 


3 





15 


11 





4 





David Rowel 1 . 


11 





5 


6 





6 


8 





1 


8 


David Merrill . 


10 4 





5 


2 





5 


3 





1 


IV 


Daniel Hall . 


14 10 





IV 

i 


5 





9 


11 





2 


3 


David Rowel 






















Jun' . . . 


2 8 





1 


4 





1 


8 








5 


David Young . 


3 4 





1 


8 





2 











6 


David Heseltine 


3 8 





1 


10 





2 


2 








7 


David Webster . 


3 4 





1 







2 











6 


Daniel Davis . 


15 





7 


6 





9 








2 


3 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



229 



Ebenezer Steve 


ns 


19 


10 





9 


11 





11 


11 





o 





Ezekiel Stevens 


16 


8 





8 


4 





10 








2 


6 


Ephraim Stevens 


10 


4 





5 


2 





6 


2 





1 


7 


Ew*^ Clerk Young 


4 


8 





2 


4 





2 


10 








8 


Enos Webster 


. 


12 








6 








7 


3 





1 


10 


Hugh Thompson 


5 








2 


6 





3 











9 


Hannah Farmer 


9 


2 





4 


8 





5 


7 





1 


5 


John Stark Esq 1 


7 


4 





13 


8 





17 








4 


3 


John Kay . . 





11 








5 


6 





6 


8 





1 


8 


Joseph Farmer 


























Jun . . 





10 








5 








6 








1 


6 


Joseph Farmer 





3 


4 





1 


8 





2 











6 


James Young 





3 


4 





1 


8 





2 











6 


Israel Young 





10 


4 





5 


2 





6 


2 





1 


7 


John Green 





3 


4 





1 


8 





2 











6 


Israel Brown 





4 








2 








2 


5 








8 


John Brown 





4 








2 








2 


5 








8 


James Nutt . 





7 








3 


6 





4 


2 





1 


1 


James Majery 





4 


8 





2 


4 





2 


10 








9 


Job Eowel . 





3 


4 





1 


8 





2 











6 


John Little . 





6 


10 





3 


5 





4 


1 





1 





James Little 





3 


4 





1 


8 





2 











G 


Jonathan Youu 


g 


3 


4 





1 


8 





2 











6 


Jonathan Palme 


r 


6 


10 





3 


5 





4 


1 





1 


3 


John Goffe . 





10 


8 





5 


4 








5 





1 


7 


Joseph Moor . 





3 


4 





1 


8 





2 











6 


James Garman 





9 








4 


6 





5 


6 





1 


9 


Joshua Blodgel 


,0 


11 








5 


6 





6 


8 





1 


8 


John Dickey . 





9 


2 





4 


i 





5 


6 





1 


4 


Johnathan Hes 


- 
























etine . . 





13 


4 





6 


8 





8 








2 





Jonathan Gelsy 





5 


4 





2 


8 





3 


3 








10 


John Griffin . 





3 


4 





1 


8 





3 











6 


Isaac Huse . . 





16 


6 





8 


3 





9 


11 





2 


G 


Josiah Huse 





4 


2 





2 


1 





2 


3 








7 


Israel Webster . 





4 


4 





2 


2 





3 


3 








11 


John Webster . 





3 


9 





1 


8 





2 











6 



280 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Joshua Pierce .004 002 00 1^ 000 
Joshua Page .004 002 00 H 000 
John Dustin .017 009 010 003 
Maj' John Web- 
ster ...0120 061 074 01 10 
Moses Merrill .034 018 020 006 
Nathaniel Merrill 094 048 058 015 
Nathaniel Baker 078 03 10 048 009 
Peter Emerson 087 043 052 014 
Samuel Smith .0100 050 060 016 
Samuel Nutt .034 018 020 006 
Samuel Whitaker 034 018 020 006 
Samuel Moor .034 018 020 006 
Samuel Coston . 034 018 020 006 
Samuel Mc mur- 
phy ...078 03 10 048 Oil 
Theophilus 

Griffin ..0110 056 068 18 
Thomas Lansy .034 018 020 00 6 
Thomas Griffin 114 058 06 10 18 
William Perham 13 10 06 11 083 021 
William Symonds 034 018 020 006 
William White 048 024 02 10 009 
William Farmer 06 10 03 5 041 010 
William Nutt .0100 050 060 016 
William Thomp- 
son ... 3 4 018 020 006 
William Reeide 034 018 020 06 
Micajah Coston 034 018 020 006 
Elijah Cantfield 034 018 020 006 
John Hall Junr 038 01 10 022 007 
Nathan Whitaker 008 004 005 002 
Benjcmin Ayrs 040 020 025 007 

30—6—6 15—2-10 17-18-10 4-12—3 

Recorded June the 23 Day 1792. 

Examined PR 

John Goffe Town Clerk 



EARLY KBCORD8 OF DERRYFIELD. 231 

Hillsborough s s To Israel Young Constable of Derry- 
field for the year of 1792 Greeting 

You are required in the name of the of Newhampshire to 
warn a meenting of the qualified voters of Derryfield aforsaid 
to meet at their Meetinghouse on the twenty seventh day of 
August in the year of 1793 at one oClock P. M. to act on the 
following articles Viz 

1'^ to choose a moderator to preside in said meeting 

2'^ly to bring in your votes for six persons to elect a Presi- 
dent and vice president for the Unitied States 

3'^ly to hear the Constitution of this State and to approve 
or disapprove of it 

4'y to Choose a Committee to settle with MaJ' John Web- 
ster and Capt John Perham for repairing the Meetinghouse 
& to give them suitable directions for that purpose. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant to 
us at or before the day of holding said meeting 

given under our hands and seal at Derryfield this 30*^ Day 
of July 1792 

John Stark 
Daniel Davis 

Select men 

Derryfield August 27*^^ 1792 

by virtue of the above warrant the Town Met and Voted 
John Stark Jr Moderator 

Voted to Dismiss the second article 

Voted to pass the 3*^ article 

4*^ article Voted to Choose a Committee to settle with 
the Committee that sold the Pew groud & the Committee that 
Repaired the Meetinghouse 

Voted that John Goffe Capt Samuel Moor & Daniel Davise 
be s*^ Committee 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Day of Sept" 
one ocloct P M 

Sept"" 1^^ 1792 

Met by adjournment Moderator & Town Clerk Present 



232 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Votes to except the Constitution 14 Votes and contrary 
Recorded this 19^^ day September 1792 

pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Isreal Young Constable of Derryfield for the year 1792 

Greeting 

your are required in the name of the of the State of New- 
hampshire to warn all the freeholders and other inhabitants 
that are qualified by Law to vote in townmeetings To meet 
at the Meetinghouse on the SO**^ Day of October next at one 
of the Clock P. M. to act on the following articles (viz) 

1^' to choose a Moderator to regulate said Meeting 

2^' to see if the town will vote to sell the pewground of 
the gallery of the Meetinghouse & what method the Town will 
take preceding the same 

3'^ To see if the Town will lay out a road from Amaskege 
Bridge to the Meetinghouse and from thence to Londonderry 
line; by George Coming's Mill the nearest and best way. 

4'' To See if the Town will vote to have the gore of Land 
called Henrys Burg anexd to the Town of Derryfield. 

5'^ To see if the Town will vote to have the Smallpox in 
town and an house for that purpose. And make due return 
of this warrant and your doings thereon to us at or before 
the time of holding said meeting. 

Given under our hands and seal this 15*^ Day of October 
A D 1792 

John Stark 
Daniel Davis 
Samuel Moor 

Selectmen 

Deryfield Ocf 30"' 1792. 
pursuant to the within Warrant I have warned the inhabi- ! 
tants of time & place by posting this warrant 

PR Israel Young Constable 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 233 

Derryfield Oct' 30^^^ 1792 

by Virtue of the foregoing warrant the Town Met 

Voted General John Stark Moderator 

2art^^ Voted to Sell the Pewgronnd in the Gallerys & the 
pews to be five feet in frount from the "Wall 

Voted that the pewground be sold at Vendue 

Voted that the Selectmen be a committee to sell the pews 

3art^® Voted Not to Except the Eoad from the Bridge to 
the Meetinghouse as the Selectmen have Marked it out 

Voted to Except the Eoad from the Meetinghouse to 
Londonderry line by Comings Mill 

^artie "Voted to have the Gore of Land called Henerysburgh 
anexed to this Town 

5art^^ Voted Not to have the Smallpox come into this 
Town by Inoculation 

Kecorded this 26*^ of December A D 1792 

PR John Goffe Town Clerk 

Derryfield Nov' the 10^ 1792 

Articles of the Sale of the Pewground in the Gallerys of 
Derryfield Meetinghouse 

article first the highest bidder shall be the purcherser 
2artie ]s^q -^^^ shall be excepted less than sixpence 
3^^ the purchersor shall give security to the Exceptance of 
the Committee to be paid by the last Day of May Next 

4^^ the purchersor shall have for his security the plan 
& the No. of the pew struck off to him Eecorded in the Town 
Book 

5^y the Committee shall have Eaqual liberty to bid with 
the other Inhabitants 

John Stark 
Daniel Davise 
Samuel Moor 

Committee 



15 



234 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



81 


SI 




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ST 


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01 


6 




8 


L 


9 


Q 




f 


















8 - 


I 


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A Transcript of the plan of the Gallery Pews in Derryfield 
Meetinghouse, 

Transcribed by John Goffe Town Clerk 

Derryfield Dec' 29 A D 1793 

The Number of the Pews struck off & to who & the Price 
for the same 

struck off to William Perham at 
struck off to David Stevens at . 
struck off to John Stark at . , 
struck off Able Huse at . . . 
struck off to James Majorey at 
struck off to Samuel Smith at . 
struck off to Samuel Smith at . 



No 


2 


No 


1 


No 


3 


No 


4 


No 


5 


No 


6 



No 15 









£ 8 d 


. ... 1 10 








2 13 








2 10 








1 7 








1 6 








15 6 








2 12 6 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



235 



No 


14 


struck 


No 


11 


struck 


No 


10 


struck 


No 


9 


struck 


No 


7 


struck 


No 


8 


struck 


No 


12 


struck 


No 


13 


struck 



off to Cap* John Perham at 
off to Cap* Samuel Moor at 
off to William Perham at 
off to Able Huse at . . 
off to Green Simons at . 
off to William Stevens at 
off to Daniel Davis at . 
off to John Hall Jr at , 



2 13 




1 12 




1 10 




1 5 




1 7 




1 7 




1 6 




1 8 


6 


25 12 


6 



The Minutes of the Sale of the Pewground in the Gallerys 
of Derryfield Meeting house held at Lev* John Littles Nov'" 
lO"* 1792 

John Goffe Clerk of the Vendue 

Recorded Dec' 29«' A D 1792 

PR John Goffe Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

[Seal] To Israel Young Constable of Derryfield for the 
year 1792 

You are hereby Required to warn the freeholders & other 
Inhabitants of Derryfield that they Meet at their Meeting- 
house on thursday the tenth day of January 1793 at one 
Oclock P. M. to act on the following (viz) 

first to Chuse a Moderator to Eegulat said Meeting 

2*^ To see if the Town will Choose proper Persons to 
prevent the further spreading of the small pox in this Town 

3^' To see if th§ Town will Choose proper persons to in- 
quire into the cause of the small pox comming into the Town 
and to punish the offenders according to the Laws of the 
State 

and Make Return of this warrant with your Doings thereon 
to us on or before the Day of holding sd Meeting 

given under our hands & seal at Derryfield this 25*^^ of 
December 1792 

Samuel Moor 
Daniel Davis 

Select Men 



236 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield Jan' the 10"^ 1793 
by virtue of the -within warrant I have warned the Inhabi- 
tants of time & place by posting this warrant 

Israel Young Constable 

Derryfield Jan' 10^*^ 1793 

the Town met by virtue of the foregoing Warrant 

Voted Major John Webster moderator. 

Voted to Choose a Committee to prevent the spreading of 
the small pox 

Voted to Eeconsider the Vote for to Choose the Commit- 
tee 

the 3 article Voted to Dismiss it 

Kecorded this 13"^ Day of Feb' 1793 

John Goffe Town Clerk. 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

[Seal] To Lev* Daniel Hall Constable for the year 1790 
Greeting 

Your are hereby Eequired in the Name of sd State to warn 
the freeholders & other inhabitants of Derryfield Quallyfied 
by Law to Vote in Town Meetings that they Meet at their 
Meetinghouse in Derryfield on Monday the Eleventh Day of 
March Next at Nine clock A M to act on the following 
articles (viz) 

firstly to Choose a Moderator to Eegulate said Meeting 

2'y to appoint one Man of those duely quallified to serve 
as a grand Jurior to the Court General sessions of the Peace 
to be holden at Amherst on the first Thursday following the 
Second tuesday of March Next 

and Make Return of this warrant with your Doings thereon 
to Me on or before the Day of Holding s*^ meeting 

given under my hand & Seal at Derryfield this 12 Day of 
Feb' 1791 

Jokn Goffe Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 237 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield March the 7^^^ 1791 
• agreeable to the within warrant I have warned the inhabi- 
tants of Derryfield of Time & Place by posting this warrant 

Israel Young Consbe 

Derryfield March 7"^ 1791 

agreeable to the above warrant the Town met 

Voted Gen^ John Stark Moderator. 

Voted John Perham Grand Jurior 

Eecorded March the 5^ 1793 

John Goffe Town Clerk 

State of ISTewhampshire Hillsborough s s 

[L. S.] To Israel Young Constable of Derryfield for the 
year 1791 Greeting 

You are hereby Eequired in the Name of sd state to warn 
all the freeholders and Other inhabitants of Derryfield to 
Meet at the Meetinghouse in s*^ Town Tuesday the Twenty- 
seventh day of this Instant Sept™ at three Oclock P. M. to act 
on the following articles (viz) 

First to Choose a Moderator to Eegulate s^ Meeting 

2^^ to Choose one Man of those duely Quallyfied to Serve 
as a gran Jurior at the superior Court of Judicature to be 
holden at Amherst the first Tuesday of oct' Next 

3^^ To appoint one man of those Duely Quallyfied for to 
serve as a Petit Jurior for the aforesaid Term 

And make Eeturn of this Warrant with your doings thereon 
to me on or before the Day of holding s*^ meeting 

given under my Hand & seal at Derryfield this twelf Day 
of Sept"^ 1791 

John Goffe Town Clerk 
/ 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield Sepf^ 27"^ 1791 
agreeable to the within warrant I have warned the inhab- 
itants of Time & place by posting this warrant 

Israel Young Constable 



238 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Derryfield Sepr 27 

by Virtue of the foregoing -warrant the Town met 

Voted Daniel Davis Moderator 

Voted John Goffe Grand Jurior 

Drew from the Box Capt John Perham for Petit Jurior 

Eecorded March the 5*^ 1793 

PK John Goffe Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

[Seal] To Israel Young Constable of Derryfield for the 
year 1793 Greeting 

Your are hereby Eequired to warn the freeholders & Others 
the Inhabitants of Derryfield quallyfied to Vote in Town 
Meetings that they meet at their Meetinghouse on Monday 
the fourth day of March Next at one Oelock P. M. to act on 
the f olloing articles 

first to Choose a Moderator to Kegulate said Meeting 

2^^ To appoint one Man of those Duely Quallyfied to serve 
as a Grand Jurior at the Court of Quarter Sessions to be 
holden at Amherst the 24*^ day of march Next. 

and make Return of this Warrant with your Doings thereon 
to me on or before the day of holding s** meeting 

Given under my Hand & Seal at Derryfield this 23*^ day 
of Feb' 1793 

John Goffe Town Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield March the 4*^ 1793 
agreeable to the within Warrant I have warned the inhab- 
itants of time & place by posting this Warrat 

PR Israel Young Constable 

Derryfield March the 4*^ 1793 

the Town met by Virtue of the foregoing warrant & Voted 

Major John Webster Moderator 

Voted John Goffe Jurior 

Voted to Reconsider the vote for John Goffe being Jurior. 

Voted Capt John Perham be Grand Jurior 

Eecorded March the 5* 1793 

PR John Goffe Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 239 

March 1793 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

[Seal] To Israel Young Constable of Derryfield for the 
year 1792 Greeting 

You are Eequired in the Fame of the State of Kewhamp- 
shire to warn all the freeholders & Other Inhabitants of Der- 
ryfield that are quallyfied by law to vote in Townmeetings 
that they meet at the meetinghouse in Derryfield on monday 
the 4"* day of March Next at ten Oclock A. M. to act on the 
following articles (Viz:) 

first to Choose a moderator to Regulate sd meeting 

2^^ To Choose all town Officers that may be Necessary 

3'^ To hear the Town accounts & to Vote theiron 

4'^ To see if the Town will Vote any money for preaching 
this Year 

5^^ To see what meathod the Town will take to provide 
singing the preasent year & Vote thereon 

6^^ To see what meathod the Town will Take to suport the 
poor 

7^^^ To see what the Town will do Conserning the pew- 
ground on the floor of the Meetinghouse 

8^^ To see what the Town will do with Capt James Masury 
concerning land he bought of James Gorman 

9^y To hear the Eeport of the Committee that was Chosen 
to to settle with the Committee to Repair the Meetinghouse 

10^' To see if the Town will Vote any money to Repair the 
Meetinghouse this year 

And make Retu:cn of this warrant with your doings thereon 
to us at or before the Day of holding s*^ Meeting 

Given under Our hands & seal this 14*^ Day of feb' 1793 

John Stark 
Daniel Davis 
Samuel Moor 

Select Men 



240 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield March the 4*^^ 1793 
agreeable to the within warrant I have warned the Inhab- 
itants of Time & place by posting this Warrant. 

Israel Young Constable 

Derryfield March the 4*^^ Day 1793 

by Virtue of the foregoing Warrant the Town Met 

Voted Major John Webster Moderator 

Voted. John Goffe Town Clerk 

Voted John Goffe Isaac Huse & Major John Webster Se- 
lectmen & sworn 

Voted Jonathan Heseltine Constable 

Voted Capt John Perham David Eowel Thomas Lancey 
Nathaniel Meerrel James Young John Dickey Asa Heseltine 
Jr surveyors of Highways — all sworn 

Voted Enos Webster & Ephraim Stevens Hoggreaves 

Voted Israel Webster James Young John Goffe Ezekiel 
Stevens & Daniel Davis Surveyors of Lumber — all sworn 

Voted Isaac Huse Eph'""' Stevens & Archibald Gamble field- 
rivers 

Voted that the selectmen be f enceviewers & prizers of Dam- 
mage 

Voted to Choose a Committee to settle with all the past 
Selectmen & Constables that that have Not ben settled with 
up to this preasent day 

Voted to Cap'' J. Perham John Goffe & Arch^ Gamble 
be s^ Committee 

Voted that Isaac Huse be sealer of Weights & Measures 

Voted Theophilus Griffen Joseph Farmer Jr Samuel Moor 
Jr Enos Webster John Stark Jr Asa Heseltine Jr Israel Young 
William Beside Isaac Eowel to be fish Keepers — Griffen & 
Webster sworn £ s d 

Voted to Except Daniel Davis'es account for his ser- 

vise as Selectman for the year 1792 Which is 

Sum Total— 170 

Voted to Except Cap* Samuel Moors account for his 
servise as Selectman for the year 1792 which is 
Sum total 12 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 241 

Voted to Except John Stark^ account for his servise 
as Selectman for the Year 1792 which is sum 
total 1 10 

Voted to Except John Goffe account for his servis 
as a Committee man to settle with the Committee 
that Repaired the Meetinghouse & keeping the 
Town Record 18 

Voted to allow John Goffes account for keeping 
Poll Cutting when she was Sick at his House in 

august 1792 which is sum total 14 

4*'* article Voted to Raise fifteen pounds for Preaching 

this Year 

5*^ article Voted that Capt Perham set the Psalm Voted 

that John Goffe Read the Psalm 

Voted to adjourn this Meeting to this Day week at one 

Oclock P. M. 

Derryfield March the 11*^ 1793 

Met by adjournment 

Moderator & Clerk preasent 
Voted to allow General Jn° Stark fifteen shillings 

for going to Amherst, & to Bedford to imploy M"" £ s d 

Pickels to Preach 15 

Voted to allow Daniel Davise^ account fo things 
found M" Bridget Wood which is as followes 
March the S^ 1792 for gitting her shoes mended & 

for two pound of Pork 2 10 

March the 5*^ 1793 for a pair of shoes .... 60 

Voted to allow Bartley^ account for Doctring Poll 

Cutting — which is 12 

Voted to allow Cutlers account for Doctring Poll 

Cuting — which is 6 8 

Voted to allow Samuel Moor account for going after 

the Doctors 046 

6*^ article Voted to Vendue the poor of the Town to the 
loest bidders 



242 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

7^ article Voted that the owners of the Dimond pews pay 
to the Town six shillings for Each pew for there being larger 
than they was allowed in the plan. 

Voted that if aney of the owners of Dimond pews Kefuse 
to pay the six shillings he shall alter his pew to five feet square 

Voted to Eeconsider the vote for Jonathan Heseltine being 
Constable 

Voted Archabald G-amble be Counstable. 

Excepted and sworn 

Voted that the Collection of Taxes be Vendued to the low- 
est bidder for Collecting P'' £ 

8"* article Voted to pay to James Masury for the land 
that he Bought of James Gorman that is out of Town the 
sum that he gave & the Interest for the Same 

9*** article Voted to allow Lev*^ John Hall twenty Shilling 
for his Time & Expence in Vendueing the pew- 
ground on the floor of the meeting house . . . 1 — — 

Voted to allow Major John Webster Nine shil- 
ling for his Time & Expences in selling the pew 
ground on the floor of the meetinghouse ... 90 

Voted to allow the Committe that laid out the 
money (Eeceived for the pews) to Repair the 
meetinghouse Two pound sixteen Shillings & 4^** 
it Being the ballance of their account for said 
Repairs by the Report the Committee 2 16 4^ 

Voted to allow Lev* John Hall fifteen shilling for his 
having keept M"^ Pickels fourteen Saboth days . £0 — 15 — 

The Collection of Taxes set up to Vendue to the lowest 
Bidder & struck off to Capt John Perham at sixpence per 
Pound — done in open Town meeting 

Voted John Perham Collector of Taxes & sworn. 

10*^ article — Negatived — 

Bridget Wood set up at Vendue to the lowest bidder & 
struck off to Nathaniel Merrell at fifteen Dollars for her 
Keeping one year 

^ Elisabeth Mercy set up at Vendue & struck off to Israel 
Young at three pounds Per year 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 243 

Poll Cutting set up at Vendue & struck off to James Young 
at one pound one shilling & sixpence per year 
Eecorded March the 16^^ 1793. 

PR John Goffe Town Clerk 

State of ISTewhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Arch* Gamble Constable of Derryfield for the year 1793 
Greeting 

You are hereby Required in the Name of S*^ State to warn 
al the freeholders & other inhabitance of Derryfield Qual- 
lifyed to vote in Town Meetings that they Meet at the Meet- 
inghouse on tuesday the Twentysix day of March Instant at 
two oclock P. M. to act on the following articles 

first to Choose a Moderator to regulate s*^ Meeting 

2^^ to Choose one man of those Belonging to Derryfield 
or Litchfield to Serve as a Representitive for Both Towns the 
Preasent year 

3^' To see if the Towns will agree upon Some place or 
places for the Choice of Representitives for the future 

And Make Return of this warrant with your doings thereon 
to us on or before the day of holding s** meeting 

given under hands & seal at Derryfield this Eleventh Day 
of March 1793 

John "Webster 
Isaac Huse 
John Goffe 

Select Men 

Derryfield March the 26*^ 1793 

Pursuant to the within warrant I have warned the free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of sd Town of time and place 
by Posting said warrant 

PR Arch^ Gamble Constable 

Derryfield March 26 

by virtue of the foregoing Warrant the Town Met and also 
the Town of Litchfield met with Them 

Voted James Underwood Esqr Moderator 



244 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted Major John Webster Eepresentitive for Derryfield & 
Litchfield 

3 article Voted that the Meeting for Choice of Eepresen- 
titive Next year be at Capt Corthran* in Litchfield & the Year 
after at Capt Moor in Derryfield 

Kecorded August 9^^ 1793 

PR John Goffe Town Clerk 

[Seal] State of Newhampshire Hillsborough 
To Cap* John Perham Colector of Taxes for the Town of 
Derryfield for the year 1793 

Greeting You are hereby Required in the Name of s^ State 
to Levey & Colect the sum total of this List herewith Com- 
mitted to you to Colect of Each Person his or her proportion 
respectively set down against their names & you are Required 
to Collect the first Collum of this List Being Town Tax and 
pay the same to us or our order or Successors in Office by the 
first day of October next and the second. Collum being the 
Ministir Tax you are to Collect & pay (as aforesaid) by the 
first Day of September Next and the third Collum of this list 
I being the School Tax you are to Collect and pay (as before) 
by the first Day of march Next — And if any Person Refuse or 
Neglect or Refuse to pay their proportion of Taxes in this 
List you are to follow the Directions of the Law in leveying 
& Collecting the same & this shall be your sufficient warrant 
Given under Our hands & Seal at Derryfield this twenty- 
ninth Day of May 1793 

John Goffe 
Isaac Huse 
John Webster 

Select Men 

Town Tax Minister Tax School Tax 





£ s 


d 


£ s d 


£ s 


d 


Gen^ John Stark . . 


. . 5 12 


7 


1 11 13 


1 19 


1 


John Ray .... 


. . 17 


9 


14 11 


6 


2 


David Rowel . . . 


..11 


p 


5 10 


7 


4 


Joseph Farmer Jr 


. . 13 


5 


3 9 


4 


8 



EAELY EECOEDS OF DEBEYFIBLD. 



245 



William Farmer , . 


. . 13 


5 


3 9 


4 8 


Ezekel Stevens . . 


. . 1 14 


4 


9 7 


11 11 


David Merrell . . . 


. . 18 


9 


5 2 


6 6 


Abraham Merrell Jr . 


. . 9 


8 


2 8 


3 4 


Israel Brown . . . 


. . 7 


3 


2 


2 6 


Nathaniel Merrell 


. . 17 


6 


4 11 


6 1 


Nathaniel Baker . . 


. . 14 


1 


3 11 


4 11 


Lev* Theophilus Griffei 


1.12 


4 


6 3 


7 10 


Lev* Samuel Smith , 


. . 15 


1 


4 2 


5 3 


William Nutt . . . 


..10 


9 


5 9 


7 3 


James Nutt . . . 


. . 11 


5 


3 2 


4 


Samuel Nutt . . . 


6 





1 8 


2 1 


Enos Webster . . . 


19 


5 


5 4 


6 9 


David Webster Jr . . 


. . 6 





1 8 


2 1 


Jonathan Palmer . . 


16 


9 


4 8 


5 10 


Capt Samuel Moor . 


. 1 14 


11 


9 8 


12 2 


Samuel Moor Jr . . 


6 





1 8 


2 1 


Joseph Moor . . . 


6 





1 8 


2 1 


John Goffe .... 


. 1 1 


3 


5 11 


7 4 


Thomas Lancey . . 


9 


7 


2 8 


3 4 


Luke Woodberrj'- . . 


9 


1 


2 6 


3 2 


Joshua Blodget . . 


18 





5 


6 3 


Cap* John Perham . . 


. 2 14 


7 


15 2 


19 


Charles Emerson . . 


10 


7 


2 11 


3 8 


Peter Emerson . . . 


19 


4 


5 4 


6 8 


Daniel Davise . . . . 


. 1 8 


5 


7 11 


9 10 


Peter Farmer . . , . 


7 


11 


2 2 


2 9 


Nathaniel Pillsberry . . 


6 





1 8 


2 1 


William Perham . , , 


. 1 6 


11 


7 6 


9 4 


John Brown . . . , 


6 


11 


1 11 


2 5 


Jonathan Greely . . . 


9 


2 


2 7 


3 2 


Hugh Thompson . , , 


10 


4 


2 11 


3 7 


Lev* Ebenezer Stevens . 


. 1 2 


10 


6 4 


7 11 


Ephraim Stevens . . . 


18 


3 


5 1 


6 4 


Israel Young . . . . 


. 1 1 


3 


5 11 


7 5 


William Stevens . . . 


9 


7 


2 8 


3 4 



246 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



David Stevens . . . 






7 


10 


2 2 


2 9 


James Young . . . 






6 


8 


1 10 


2 4 


William White . . 






8 


3 


2 3 


2 10 


Lev* Daniel Hall . . 






1 16 


3 


10 1 


12 7 


Lev' John Hall . . 






1 


3 


4 


5 


John Hall Jr . . . 






6 


8 


1 10 


2 4 


Sarah Hall . . . . 






1 


3 


4 


5 


Lev* John Little . . 






7 


11 


2 2 


2 9 


Joseph Farmer . . 






7 


3 


2 


2 6 


Hannah Farmer . . 






18 


4 


5 1 


6 4 


James Masury . . . 






10 


5 


2 11 


3 7 


Abel Huse . . . . 






1 5 





6 11 


8 8 


Isaac Huse . . . . 






1 4 


4 


6 9 


8 5 


Josiah Huse . . . 






6 





1 8 


2 1 


Asa Heseltine . . . 






9 





2 6 


3 2 


Asa Heseltine Jr . . 






14 


5 


4 


5 


David Heseltine . 






12 


4 


3 5 


4 3 


Green Simonds . . 






6 





1 8 


2 1 


Maj' John Webster . 






1 


5 


5 8 


7 1 


Israel Webster 






9 


7 


2 8 


3 4 


David Webster 






7 


11 


2 2 


2 9 


John Webster Jr . 






6 





1 8 


2 1 


Johnathan Heseltine 






13 


4 


3 8 


4 7 


Benjamin Heseltine 






6 





1 8 


2 1 


Arch* Gamble . . 


, 




. 1 10 


10 


8 7 


10 9 


John Dickey . . 






. 1 4 


9 


6 10 


8 6 


Peter Severance . 






5 


10 


1 7 


2 


John Dusten land . 








8 


2 


3 


Thomas Griffen . 






. 1 1 


5 


5 11 


7 6 


John Griffen . . 






6 


3 


1 9 


2 2 


Benjamin Pillsberry 






8 


1 


2 3 


2 10 


William Reside 






6 





1 8 


2 1 


Jonathan Young . 






6 





1 8 


2 1 


John Chase . . 






6 





1 8 


2 1 


Moses Merrell 






7 





1 11 


2 4 


Jacob Smith , . 






6 





1 8 


2 1 


William Simonds . 






6 





1 8 


2 1 



EARLY EECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



247 



Stephen Flanders .... 


9 


10 


2 


9 


3 


5 


Samuel Whitaker .... 


6 





1 


8 


2 


1 


Ebenezer Corning .... 


6 


7 


1 


10 


2 


3 


Joshua Page^ land . . . 


1 


3 




4 




5 


William Lyons meadow . . 


1 


2 




3 




4 


William Pages meadow . . 


1 


2 




3 




4 


Anna Barnett meadow . . 




9 




2 




3 


C°i Robert M'' Gregore land 


1 







3 




4 


William Andersons land . 


1 







3 




4 


Qapt Q-reggs Heirs land . . 




9 




2 




3 



60 1 2 16 10 

Recorded May the 30 Day 1793 PR 
John Goffe Town Clerk 



3 20 13 4 



[Seal] State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Asa Heseltine Jun' Surveyor of Highways in the Town 
of Derryfield for the year 1793 Greeting 

You are hereby Required in the Name of sd state to keep 
in good Repair safe for travelors & teams to pass at all times 
the Road from sd Derryfield Meetinghouse past your house 
to L — d line & likewise the Highway from the Before men- 
tioned Road by Corning Saw Mill to sd Londonderry line and 
you are to Call to your assistance the persons hereafter men- 
tioned to work out the sums Respectively set down against 
their Names allowing Each man for his Days work the sum 
of three shilling & for a yoak of oxen the sum of two shillings 
& sixpence & for a Cart one shilling & sixpence 

and if any person Refuse or Neglect to Work you are to fol- 
low the Directions of the law in Leveying & Collecting the 
same and make Return of this warrant with your doings thire- 
on to us or our successors in Office by the second day of June 
Next 

Given under our hands & seal at Derryfield May 29*^ 1793 

John Webster 
Isaac Huse 
John Goffe 

Select Men 



248 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Joseph Farmer . 
Hannah Farmer 
Lev* John Little 
James Masury . 
John Chase . . 
Ahel Huse , . 
Isaac Huse . . 



s d 

7 9 Josiah Huse . . 

18 4 Asa Heseltine Jr 

7 11 Alexander Arwine 

10 5 Moses Merrell . 

6 Stephen Flanders 

5 John Hall Jr . 

4 4 Ebenezer Corning 



6 

14 

6 



d 


5 


7 
9 10 
6 8 
6 7 



Recorded May 3*^ Day 1793 



PR John Hall Town Clerk 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

[Seal] To John Dickey Surveyor of Highways in the 
Town of Derryfield for the year 1793 Greeting 

You are hereby Required in the Name of s^ state to Keep 
in good Repair the Highway from Derryfield Meetinghouse 
by Maj"^ John Websters to Chester line & likewise the Road 
leading from the before Menshoned Road to Moses Merrells 
and the Road from Asa Heseltine Jun"^ to Major Websters 
and you are to Call to Your assistance the persons hereafter 
mentioned with tools proper to with to worke out the sums 
affixed to Each persons Names allowing Each Man for his 
Days work the sum of three shilling & two shilling & six for 
a yoak of Oxen & one shilling & six pence for a cart Pr Day 

and if any Person Refuse or Neglect to work you are to 
follow the Direction of the law in Leveying & Colecting the 
same — 

and this shall be your sufficient Warrant 

Given under our Hands & seal at Derryfield May 29*^ 1793 

John Webster 
Isaac Huse 
John Goffe 

Select Men 



EARLY EECORDS OF DERHYFIELD 



249 





£ 


s 


d 




£ s 


d 


Peter Severence . 




5 


10 


Israel Webster . 


9 


7 


Archabel Gambel 


1 


10 


10 


John Webster Jr 


6 




Jacob Smith . . 




6 




David Webster . 


7 


11 


John Dickey . . 


1 


4 


9 


David Heseltine 


1^ 


4 


Maj' John Web- 








Ceasor Harvey . 


6 




ster .... 


1 





5 








Asa Heseltine , 




9 











Eecorded June 8^^ 1793 



John Goffe Town Clerk 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 
To James Young surveyor of Highways in the Town of 
Derrj'field for the year 1793 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of s*^ State to Keep 
in good Repair the Highway from Your House to Levt Stevens 
& to Derryfield Meetinghouse and you are to Call to your 
assistance the persons hereafter Named (with Tools proper to 
work with) to work out the sumes affixed to Each persons 
Name allowing for Each Mans Days work the Sum of three 
shillings & two shilling & six pence for a yoak of oxen & one 
shilling & sixpence for a Cart P' day and if any Person Eefuse 
or Neglect to work you are to follow the Direction of the 
Law in Leveying & Collecting the same — and this shall 
be your Sufficent Warrant 

Given under our Hands and seal at Derrjrfield May 29*^^ 1793 

John Webster 
Isaac Huse 
John Goffe 

Select Men 

£ s d £ s d 

Israel Young ..113 
Jonathan Young . 6 

Lev* Daniel Hall . 1 16 3 
Lev* John Hall . . 13 

Hugh Thompson . 10 4 



James Young . 


6 


8 


Lev* Ebenezer 






Stevens . . . 


1 2 


10 


William Stevens . 


9 


7 


David Stevens . 


7 


10 


William White . 


- 8 


3 


Ephraim Stevens 


18 


3 



Recorded June the 8*^ 1793 



PE John Goffe Town Clerk 



250 MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of Nevrhampshire Hillsborough s s 
To David Eowell surveyor of highways in the Town of 
(Derryfield for the year 1793 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of sd State to keep 
in good repair safe for teams and travelers to pass at all times 
the highway called the riverroad begining at the Amerskeage 
bridge to Derryfield north line also the road from Amerskeage 
to William Whites and you are to call to your assistance the 
persons hereafter named to work out the sums respectively 
set down aganst their names with such tools as you shall judge 
necessary allowing each man for a days work three shillings 
& two shillings & sixpence for a pair of oxen & one shilling 
& sixpence for a Cart pr Day. 

And if any person refuse or neglect to work out their taxes 
.you are to follow the Direction of of the Law in leveying and 
Collecting the same. 

And make return of this warrant with your doings to the 
-selectmen by the second Day of June 

given under our hands and seal at Derryfield may the 29 
1793 

John Webster 
Isaac Huse 
John Goffe 

Select men 
Eecorded June the 13"^ 1793 

John Goffe Town Clerk 

David Kowell ..11 Joseph Farmer 

Gen^ John Stark Jun' .... 13 5 

Esq' .... 5 12 7 William Farmer . 13 5 
John Eay . . . 17 9 Samuel Whittiker 6 

Recorded June the IS^** 1793 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 
To Nathaniel Merrill Surveyor of Highway in the Town of 
Derryfield for the year 1793 Greeting 



EARLY RECOEDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



261 



You are hereby required to in the name of said State to 
keep in good repair safe for teams and travelors to pass at 
all times the highway called the river road begining at the 
North line of Nathaniel baker's land thence up the Eiver 
to Macgregger's bridge & also the highway from Merrill's 
ferry to the meetinghouse, i^nd you are to call to your as- 
sistance the persons hereafter named to work out the sums 
respectively set down against their names with such tools as 
you shall judge necessary allowing each man for a days work 
three shillings & tow shillings & sixpence for a pair of oxen 
& 1/6 for a cart per day 

And if any person Neglect or refuse to work out their taxes 
you are to follow the derection of the law in leveying & col- 
lecting the same & this shall be your sufficient warrant 

given under our hands and seal this at Derryfield this 29 
Day of May 1793 

John Webster 
Isaac Huse 
John Golfe 

Select men 



Nathaniel Merrill 7 

Ezekiel Stevens . 1 14 
John Harvey . . 18 
Recorded June 14**^ 1793. 



d 

6 

4 


Abraham Merrill 
Israel Brown . 


£ S 

9 

7 




William Eeside 


6 



PR John Goffe Town Clerk 



State of NewhanTpshire Hillsborough s s 

To Thomas Lancy surveyor of highways in the town of 
Derryfield for the year 1793 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of sd State to keep 
in good repair safe for teams and travelors to pass at all times 
the highway begining at Litchfield line thence up the river 
to the north line of Nathaniel baker's Land & also the road 
leading from Capt Moor's ferry to William perham's and you 
are to call to your assistance the persons hereafter named to 
work out the sums respectively set down against their names 



252 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



with such tools as you shall judge necessary allowing each 
man for a days work three shillings & two shillings and six- 
pence for a pair of oxen and one shilling and sixpence for a 
cart per day 

And if any person refuse or neglect to work out their taxes 
you are to follow the directions of the law in leveying & col- 
lecting the same and this shall he your sufficient warrant 
Given under our hands & seals this 29"^ Day of May 1793 

John Wehster 
, Isaac Huse 

John Goffe 

Select men 



Eecorded June 14*'^ 1793 



PK John Goffe Town Clerk 





£ S 


d 




£ s 


d 


Thomas Lancey . 


9 


7 


David Webster 


6 




Joshua Blodget . 


18 




Jonathan Palmer . 


16 


9 


Luke "Woodberry . 


9 


1 


William Xutt . . 


1 


9 


John Goffe . . . 


1 1 


3 


James Xutt . . . 


11 


5 


Cap* Samuel Moor 


1 14 


11 


Samuel Nutt . . 


6 




Joseph Moor . . 


6 




Lev* Samuel Smith 


15 


1 


Samuel Moor Jr . 


6 




Lev* Theophilus 






Enos Webster . . 


19 


5 


Griffin . . . 


1 2 


4 








iSTaihaniel Baker . 


14 


1 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Cap* John Perham surveyor of highways in the town of 
Derryfield for the year 1793 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of sd State to keep 
in good repair safe for teams and travelors to pass at all times 
the highway from Xathaniel Merrill's past your house to Lon- 
donderry town line and the road leading by Cesar Griffin's to 
sd Ld line & likewise the road from Ceasor Griffins to Asa 
heseltine Ju' and likewise the road by William perhams to 
huse's corner And you are to call to your assistance the men 
under your command with tools proper to work with to work ; 
out the sums affixed to each persons name. Allowing three i 



EAULY RECORDS OF DEREYFIELD. 263 

shillings for Each man's day's work and two shillings and 
sixpence for a yok of oxen and one shilling and sixpence for 
a cart per day. And if any person refuse or neglect to work 
you are to follow the derection of the law in leveying and col- 
lecting the same 

and this shall be your sufiient warrant given under our 
hands and seal at Derryfield May 29*^^ 1793 

John Webster 
Isaac Huse 
John Goffe 

Select men 

£ s d £ s d 

John Brown . . 6 11 Cap* John Perham 2 14 7 
Jonathan Greeley 9 2 William Symonds .060 
William Perham . 1 6 11 John GrifEen ..063 
Daniel Davise ..185 Nathaniel Pilsbey 060 
Charles Emerson . 10 7 Benjamin Pilsbey 6 
Peter Emerson . 19 4 Benjamin Pilsbey 

J* 8 1 

Thomas Griffin .115 

Kecorded June 14*^ 1793 

PR John Goffe Town Clerk 

County Tax. Shill. d f 

Gen^ John Stark 15 7 2 

John Pay 252 

David Eowel 2 11 

Joseph Farmer Jr . ^ 1 10 2 

William Farmer 1 10 2 

Ezekel Stevens 491 

Lev* David Merrell 271 

Abraham Merrell 14 

Israel Brown 10 

Nathaniel Merrell 251 

Nathaniel Baker 1 11 2 

Lev* TheophP Griffen 312 

Lev* Samuel Smith 2 1 



254 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

William Nutt 2 10 2 

James Nutt ^ '^ 

Samuel Nutt 10 

Enos Webster 282 

David Webster Jun' 10 

Jonathan Palmer 2 4 

rapt Samuel Moor 4 10 1 

Samuel Moor Jr 10 

Joseph Moor 10 

John Goffe 2 11 2 

Thomas Lancey 14 

Luke Woodberry 13 

Joshua Blodget 2 6 

Capt John Perham 7 7 

Charles Emerson 153 

Peter Emerson 281 

Daniel Davise 3 11 2 

Peter Farmer 11 

Nathaniel Pillsberry 10 

William Perham . 3 9 

John Brown 11 2 

Jonathan Greely 131 

Hugh Thompson 161 

Lev* Ebenezer Stevens 3 2 

Ephraim Stevens 262 

Israel Young 2 11 2 

William Stevens 14 

David Stevens 110 

James Young 11 

William White 112 

Lev* Daniel Hall 502 

Lev* John Hall 3 

Sarah Hall 2 

John Hall Jun' H 

John Little 11 

Joseph Farmer 1 

Hannah Farmer 262 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 255 

James Masury 151 

Abel Huse 353 

Isaac Huse 342 

Josiah Huse 10 

Asa Heseltine 13 

Asa Heseltine Jr 3 

David Heseltine 182 

Green Simonds 10 

MaJ' John Webster 2 10 

Israel Webster 14 

David Webster 11 

John Webster Jun' 10 

Jonathan Heseltine 1 10 1 

Benjamin Heseltine 10 

Arch*^ Gamble 432 

John Dickey 3 5 1 

Peter Severance 9 3 

John Dustin' land 1 

Thomas Griffen 2 11 5 

John Griffen 10 2 

Benjamin Pillsberry 112 

William Eeside 10 

Jonathan Young 10 

John Chase 10 

Moses Merrell 11 3 

Jacob Smith 10 

William Simond 10 

Stephen Flanders ' 14 2 

Samuel Whitaker 10 

Ebenezer Corning 11 

Joshua Page^ land 2 1 

William Lyon^ meadow 1 

William Page^ meadow 1 

Anna Barnett^ meadow 3 

C°i Eobert M'^Gregor's land 11 

William Anderson' land 12 

Capt Greegs Heirs land 1 

£16—9—12—1 



256 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of ISTewhampshire Hillsborough s s 

[Seal] To Capt John Perham Colector of Taxes in the 
Town of Derryfield for the year 1793 Greeting 

You are hereby Kequired in the Name of said State to 
levey and Collect the sum total of this list here with Com- 
mitted to you to Collect of each Person his or her Proportion 
Respectively set down against their Names and you are Re- 
quired to pay out of this Tax the Sum of Seven Pounds & 
four pence to the County Treasurer by the last Day of Novem- 
ber Next & the Remainder of this Tax to us on or before the 
first day of March Next & if any Person Neglect or Refuse 
to pay their Proportion of this Tax you are to follow the 
Direction of the Law in leveying & Collecting the same & 
this shall be your Sufficient Warrant 

Given under our Hands & Seal at Derryfield this thirteenth 

day of August 1793 

John Goffe 

John Webster 

Isaac Huse 

Select Men 

Recorded August 20th 1793 

PR John Goffe Town Clerk 

[Seal] State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Archabald Gambel Constable of Derryfield for the Year 

1793 Greeting 
You are hereby Required to warn the freeholders & other 

Inhabitants of Derryfield Quallifyed by Law to Vote in Town 

meetings that they meet at their meetinghouse on tuesday 

the Twentyeth day of august Next at One Oclock P. M to act 

on the following articles (Viz) 
first to Choose a Moderator to Regulate s*^ meeting 
2^y to see if the Town will Vote to Discontinue the Road 

layd out from Amerskeeg bridge to Humphres Brook (so 

Called) 

3'y To see if the Town will Vote to layout a Road from 

Amerskeeg bridge to Joseph Farmer^ house 






EAKLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 257 

4^y to see what the Town will allow Lev* Daniel Hall for 
his Serrise as Constable & allso to abate several persons in his 
list of Taxes 

5^y To see what the Town will Vote to allow Israel Young 
for his servise as Constable 

6^y To see if the Town will Settle with M"^ Huse his ac- 
count for Eepairing the Highways 

7^y To see if the Town will Vote what Meathod Town- 
meetings shall be warned for the future 

8^'' To see if the Town will Choose a Committee to lay out 
the money that is Due by the sail of the Pews in the Gallery 
of the meetinghouse to build a Pulpitt & Eepair the Meeting- 
house 

And make Eeturn of this warrant with your Doings thereon 
to us on the Day of holding s*^ meeting. 

Given under our hand and seal at Derryfield this 30*^^ Day 
of July 1793 

John Goffe 
John Webster 

Select Men 

Hillsborough ss Derryfield august 20*^ 1793 
by Virtue of the within warrant I have warned the free- 
holders & other Inhabitants of S*^ Town of time & place by 
posting sd warrant 

PE Archibald Gamble Constable 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield august 20*^^ 1793 
by Virtue of the foregoing Warrant the Town met & Voted 
General John Stark moderator 
Voted to Quash this Meeting 
Eecorded Sepf^ 10*^ 1793 

PE John Goffe Town Clerk 

[Seal] State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 
To Archabald Gamble Constable of Derryfield for the year 
1793 Greeting 



258 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

You are hereby Required to warn all the freeholders & other 
inhabitants of Derryfield Quallifyed to Vote in Town Meet- 
ings that they meet at their meetinghouse on Saturday the 
seventh Day of septem Next at one Oclock P M to act on the 
following articles (viz) 

first to Choose a Moderator to Eegulate e^ meeting 

2'' To see if the Town will Vot to Choose a Town Treas- 
urer 

3'y To see if the Town will Vote to Choose a Committee 
to inquire into the Eeason of the Reason of the Taxes being 
so large the preasent year 

'4*^ to see if the Town will Vote to stope or Disanul or 
Disaprove or not allow of any more passing in the Road layed 
out by the Selectmen from Amerskeeg Bridge to Humphreys 
Brook (so Called) or any other Matter or thing Relating said 
Road the Town shall think best 

5'' to see if the Town will allow M'' William Nutt anymore 
pay (for the Road land layd out from Smiths ferry to M' 
Huses) than was allowed by the Selectmen that Layd out 
said Road 

6'^ To Hear the Report of your Committee that Settled 
with the Past Selectmen & Constables 

And Make Return of this Warrant with your doings thereon 
to us on the Day & time of Holding sd meeting. 

Given under our Hands and Seal at Derryfield this 21*^ 
Day of august 1793 

John Goffe 
John Webster 

Selectmen 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield Sepf^ the 7* 1793 
by Virtue of the within warrant I have warned the Free- 
holders & Other Inhabitants of s^ Town by posting said war- 
rant 

PR Arch-i Gamble Constable 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 259 

Derryfield SepP 7^^ 1793 

by Virtue of the foregoing warrant the Town Met & Voted 
General John Stark Moderator 

3"^ article Voted to Choose a Town Treasurer 

Voted John Stark Jr Town Treasurer 

3"^ art^^ Voted to Choose a Committee to inquire into the 
Eeasons of the Taxes being so large this year 

Voted Daniel Davis James Young & John Stark Junior be 
said Committee 

4** Voted not to have a Koad from Amerskeeg bridge to 
Humphres Brook 

Voted that the word (Eoad) in the above vote be struck out 
& the word (Path) be inserted 

Voted to Eeconsider the first & second Vote in the fourth 
article 

Voted Not to have a Eoad from Amerskeeg bridge to 
Humpheres Brook as has ben lately looked out by the Se- 
lectmen 

5 art^® Voted to Dismiss it 

6 iart^*^ Voted to Dismiss it 
Eecorded Sepf" 37*^ 1793 

PE John Goffe Town Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Archibald Gambell Constable of Derryfield for the year 
1793 Greeting 

You are Hereby Eequired in the Name of S*^ State to Warn 
all the freeholders and other Inhabitants of S*^ Town of Derry- 
field Quallified by Law to Vote in Town Meetings to Meet at 
their Meeting House in S*^ Town on Monday the third Day 
of March Next insuing at ten Oclock A M To act in the fol- 
lowing articles Viz 

1 To chose a Moderator to Eegulate S*^ Meeting 

3 To hear all Accounts that May be Exhibated against 
S^ Town and approve or Disapprove the Same 

3 To Chose all ofiicers for the insuing year as Eequired 
by Law 



260 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

4 To See Howmuch Money the Tow will Vote to hire 
Preaching the insuing year 

5 To See Howmuch Money the Town will Vote to Defray 
the Expenses of the Town Town the year insuing 

6 To See Howmuch Money the Town will Vote to Eepair 
the Highways the year insuing 

7 To See if the Town will Chose a Committee to settle 
with M"" Abel Huse for Labour and Expence he was at in 
Repairing the Bridges in his Destrict over and above the Tax- 
bill Committed to him in the year 1784 Hebeing one of our 
Survayers of Highways for S^ year 

8 To See if the Town will Chose a Committee to Confer 
with a Committee that may be appointed by the Town of 
Chester Respecting a Gore of Land Lying between Derryfield 
& Chester lines and give S'^ Committe Such instructions Re- 
specting S*^ Matter as they May Think proper 

9 To See What Meathod the Town will Take to Support 
the Poor the year in Suing 

10 To See what the Town will vote to give Lt Daniel Hall 
for his Sarvise as Constable for the year 1790 

11 To See if the Town will Vote to abate Sundry persons 
Taxes in Lt Daniel Halls List of Taxes for 1790 to be by him 
Xamed 

12 To See what the Town will Vote to giv M' Israel 
Young for his sarvice as Collector 

13 To See if the Town will vote to abate Samuel M° 
Murphy Elijah Kantfield Benjamen Ayrs Samuel Coston & 
Wm Thompsons Taxes in M' Israel Youngs List of Taxes 
for the year 1792 

And make Due Return of this warrent with your doings 
thare on to us on or before the day of holding S<^ Meeting 

(Hereof fail Not) Given under our hands and Seal at 
Derryfield February 10*^ 1794 

John Webster 
Isaac Huse 

Select Men 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEERYFIELD. 261 

At>a Meeting duly warned and liolden on the third day of 
March 

Article 1** Voted General John Stark Moderator 

Voted John Stark Jr Town Clark 

2^ Voted to Elow Major John Wehsters 
Acount for his Sarvie as Select Man for the year 
of 1793— being £0—19—10 

Voted to Elow John Goifes acount for his sar- 
vie as Town Clark in the year of 1793 being . . — 12 — 

Voted John Gorffs Account for his Sarviee as 
Select Man for the year of 1793 being . . . .1—7-0 

Voted to Elow Isaac Huse's acount for his Sar- 
vis as Select Man for the year of 1793 being . . 2 — 2 — 

Voted to Elow John Wehsters Juni account for 
Eaising the Gallery Gurts in the Meeting House 
being 6 — 

3** Voted to Elow L* John Halls account for 
keeping the Minester in the year of 1793 being . — 18 — 

Voted John Stark J' Daniel Davis Samuel Moors J' Select 
Men 

Voted Archibald Gambell Constable 

The Collector Ship put to vandue 

Struck off to Charls Emerson at Seven pence on the pound 

Voted Charls Emerson Collector of taxes'for the year of 
1794 

Voted John Goff Town Treasurer Sworn 

Voted James Majarey Israel Webster David Stevens John 
Harvy Thomas Laney William Farmer Daniel Davis Surveyors 
of Highways ^ 

Voted Isaac Huse Sealler of Weights and Measures 

Voted Joseph Moor Israel Webster John Tufts Daniel 
Davis Surveyors of Lumber Ezekiel Stevens Cullar of 
Staves 

Voted James Young Enos Webster Tything Men 

Voted Joseph Farmer Peter Emerson Hog Eeeves 

Voted Charls Emerson Joseph Moor Isaac Eowel Josiah 
Huse fishwardens or keepers 



262 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted for Govanor John Taylor Gilman 40 Votes Wood- 
bury Langdon 7 Votes 

Votes for Senetor Daniel Emerson 39 Votes 

Voted to Ajorn this Meeting to Monday the 10*'" Day of 
March at ten Oclock A M 

Met According to Ajornment Moderater and Clark pres- 
ent the Meeting Opened 

Voted to Elow Isaac Huses Account for Going to Dun- 
barton to employ a School Master S^ Money is to Cumout of 
the Class whare Capt Perham Lives being . . £ — 5^ 

Voted 15 Pounds for Preaching this year 1794 

Voted to Elow Daniel Davis 4/9 for his trouble in Geting 
the the Money from the State for to Suport Bridet Woods in 
the year of 1792 

Voted for County Eegester Johnathen Smith Jr. 36 Votes 

County Tresurer Eobart Means 39 Votes 

Voted to Elow Archibald Gambells account for his Sarvis 
as Constable in the year of 1793 being .... £1 — 11 — 10 

Voted 15 Pounds To Defra Town Charges this year of 1794 

Voted to Eaise Sixshillings on the Pool this year to Eepair 
the Highways 

Voted to Chose a Committee to Confer with a Committee 
that May be Chosen in the Town of Chester Eespecting a 
Gore of Land Lying betwean Chester and Derryfield Lines 

Voted that the Select Men be S^ Committee 

Voted to Sell The poor at vandue to the Lowest bidder 

Voted to Elow Daniel Halls bill for his Sarvie as Constable 
for the year 1790 being £1 — — 

Voted to A bate Bedford Doctor John Dustins Enoch 
Chase Thomas Abots' Taxes in Daniel Halls Lis of Taxes 

Voted to Abate Jolinathen Pammers Pole Taxes in Israel 
Youngs and Capt John Perhams List of Taxes 

Voted to Elow Israel Youngs bill for his Sarvis as Con- 
stable for the year 1791 being £0 — 10 

Voted to abate Samuel M° Murphys Elijah Kantfield Benje- 
min Ayrs Samuel Coston and William Thompsons in Israel 
Youngs List of Taxes 

Eecorded March 14''' 1794 

John Stark T Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



263 



Town & 

Minester 

Genral John Stark .... 1 9 1 

John Ray IS 9 

John Stark Jun' 7 

David Eowel 15 

Joseph Farmer Jun' ... 11 

William Farmer 11 3 

Israel Brown 5 

John Tufts 7 6 

Abraham Marrel 5 3 

Ezekiel Stevens 14 6 

John Havy 13 3 

Nathi Marrel 15 

Nath^ Baker 10 3 

Lientenent Theoffles Griff en . 11 9 

Let Samuel Smith .... 11 

William Nutt 17 6 

James Nutt 6 3 

Enos Webster 13 

David Webster the 3<* . . . 11 

Capt Samuel Moors ... 1 1 6 

Oapt John GofE 13 4 

Thomas Lancey 7 

Luke Woodberry 14 

Joshua Blodget 13 9 

Cap* John Perham .... 1 13 1 

Charles Emerson 9 

Peter Emerson 16 9 

Ens'* Daniel Davis .... 13 6 

John Perham Jun' .... 63 

William Perham 14 9 

John Brown 5 

Jonathan Greeley .... 53 

Stephen Pingery 7 6 

Abel Huse 10 7 

Isaac Huse 13 1 



School 
Tax 

13 3 


County 
4 10 


5 5 


3 1 


3 1 


1 1 


6 7 


3 6 


4 9 


1 10 


4 10 


1 10 


3 3 


10 


3 3 


1 3 


3 3 


9 


13 11 


4 11 


5 9 


3 3 


6 7 


3 6 


4 5 


1 8 


5 1 


3 


4 9 


1 10 


5 5 


3 10 


3 8 


1 


5 3 


3 1 


4 9 


1 10 


9 4 


3 7 


5 8 


3 3 


3 


1 3 


6 1 


3 4 


5 6 


3 1 


14 


5 4 


4 


1 6 


7 3 


3 9 


5 5 


3 1 


3 8 


1 1 


10 10 


4 1 


3 3 


10 


3 3 


10 


3 3 


1 3 


9 


3 5 


10 1 


3 10 



264 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



James Majory 
Hannah Farmer 
John Hall . 
John Chace 
Elijah Nutt 
Jacob Smith 
Isaac Eowel 
John Dicky 
Jonathan Hezletine 
Benjamin Hezletine 
Philip Stevens 
Stephen Flanders 
Moses Merrill . . 
Asa Hezletine Jun' 
Asa Hezletine 
Maj' John Webster 
Israel "Webster 
DaTid Webster . 
John Webster . . 
Archabald Gamball 
Timothy Dustin , 
Peter Severen 
Joseph Farmer . 
Daniel Hall L* . 
Samuel Hall . . 
L* Ephraim Stevens 
Israel Young . . 
Jonathan Young 
David Young . . 
Ebenezer Stevens 
William Stevens 
David Stevens 
William White . 
Hugh Thompson 
Sam^ Whittaker . 
Jon° Garland . . 



5 


6 


2 


5 




11 


9 


6 


4 


2 


1 


7 


4 




1 


9 




8 


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8 


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1 


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3 


8 


10 


3 


9 


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3 


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9 




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8 


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4 


4 


1 


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9 




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5 


8 


2 


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9 




8 


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1 


3 


10 


7 




3 


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2 


5 


6 


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4 




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11 


9 


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8 


9 


3 


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4 




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9 




8 


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3 


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6 


1 


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12 


3 


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3 


5 


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6 


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9 


10 


3 


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EAELY BECOEDS OF DEREYFIELD. 266 



William Eeside . 
Joseph Moor . . 
Samuel Moor 
Samuel Niitte . . 
David Hezeltine . 
Thomas Griffin . 
John Griffin . . 
Benjamin Pillsbury 
Robert Gilmore . 
Ebenezer Cornen . 
James Young 
Job Eowel . . . 
Josiah Huse . . 



4 





1 


9 


8 


4 





1 


9 


8 


4 





1 


9 


8 


4 





1 


9 


8 


4 





1 


9 


8 


16 


3 


7 


1 


3 8 


4 





1 


9 


8 


4 





1 


9 


8 


4 





1 


9 


8 


4 


3 


1 


10 


8 


8 


3 


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7 


1 4 


4 





1 


9 


8 


4 





1 


9 


8 



£41—12—4 £18—3—3 £6—19—1 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Charles Emerson Collector of Taxes for the Town of 
Derryfield for the 1794 Greeting 

You are hereby Required in the name of Said State to 
Levey & Colect the sum Total of this List herewith Committed 
to you to Collect, of each person his or her Proportion Re- 
spectively set down against his or her Name and you are fur- 
ther Required to pay out of the Money which you Collect of 
the Third Collumn five Pounds three Shillings & Sixpence 
to the County Treasurer by the first day of September Next 
& the Remainder of that & the sum Total of the other Two 
Collumns being Town Taxes to us or to our order or the Town 
Treasurer, for the time Being on or before the first Monday 
in March Next — and if any person Neglect or Refuse to 
pay his or her Proportion of the Taxes set down in this List 
you are to follow the dirictions of the Law in Leveying <fe 
Colecting the Same for which this Shall be your Suficient 
Warrent 



266 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

Given under our Hands & Seal at Derryfield. this 18 Day 

of June Anno Domminy 1794 

Daniel Davis 

Saml Moor 

Select men 

Rec'^ March the 2 1795 

P (Name cannot be read.) 

Hillsborough s s 

To Archibald Gambell Constable of Derryfield for the year 
of 1794 Greeting 

[L S] you are Eequired in the Name of Said State of 
New Hampshire to warn all the free holders and other Inhab- 
itants of Derryfield that are quallified by Law to Vote in 
Town Meeting to Meet at the Meeting House on the twenty- 
fifth Day of June at 4 oclock P M to act on the following 
Articles Viz 

first to Chose a Motterater to Eegulate S*^ Meeting 

Secondly to Draw from the box one of those duly qual- 
lified to Sarve as apettit Juror at the Next Inferiour Court 
of Common pleas to be Holden at Amherst on the first Tues- 
day of July Next 

and See that you Make due Return of this warrent with 
your doings thare in to Me at or before the time of holding 
S^ Meeting 

Given under My hand and Seal at Derryfield this 13^ Day 
of June 1794 

John Stark Jr Town Clark 

Derryfield June 25*^ Hillsborough s s 

persuent to the within warrent I have warned all the free 
holders and othe inhabitants of Derryfield by posting Said 
Copy 

Derryfield June 25"* 1794 

at a Meeting be gun and held by virtue of the above war- 
rent Voted Daniel Hall Moderator, drew from the box Jo- 
seph Farmer Jr to Sarvat at the Court before Mentioned 
Recorded June 26^'' 1794 

John Stark Jun' 
T Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 267 

State of New Hampshire 
Hillsborough s s 

To Arch*^ Gamel Constable of Derryfield for the year of 
1794 Greeting 

You are Eequired in the Name of s'^ State to warn all the 
freeholders and other Inhabitants of Derryfield that are qual- 
lifyed by Law to Vote in Town Meeting to Meet at the Meet- 
ing House in Derryfield on Monday the third day of Nov' to 
act on the following Articles to wit 

1^ to Chose a Moderator to regulate s^ meeting 

2^^ to hear Israel Youngs Account and to Vote thareon 

3'^ly to See What the Town will do Eespecting General 
Starks Taxes in Capt John Perham List of Taxes — 

and See that you Make due Eeturn of this Warrent with 
your doings thareon to us at or before the time of holding 
Said Meeting 

Given under our hands and Seal at Derryfield this Six- 
teenth Day of October in the year of 1794 

Daniel Davis 
S Moors Jr 

Hillsborough s s Pursuent to the above warrent I have 
wan'^ the inhabitants of S*^ Derryfield of time and place and 
for the purpose Mentioned by posting Said Copy PR 

Archibald Gamel 

Constabl 

At Ameeting duly wond and holden on the third day of 
Nove'' as appears by the above Warrent 

Article 1^ Voted Daniel Davis Moderater 

Voted to Ajourn'this Meeting untill the Eighth Day of 
Dec' at two of the Clock P m 

Met according to ajournment Moderator and Clark present 
Meeting open 

2^ article Voted to ajourn it untill the first Monday of 
March Next 



I 



268 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

3^ article "Voted Not to Abate Genneral Starks Taxes in 
Cap* Perhames List 

Recorded the 9'^^ Day of Dec' 1794 

J Stark P 

T Clark 

Hillsborough s s 

To Arch"^ Gamel Constable of Derryfield for the year of 
1794 

Greeting 

You are hereby Eequired to notify and warn a Meeting 
of the quallified Voters in the Town of Derryfield to Meet 
it the Meeting house in Derryfield on Monday the 8*^^ Day of 
Dec' Next at 1 oclock P M to Act on the following Articles 
Viz 

1 to Chose a Moderater 

2^ to Vote by balot for one of the following persons who 
have the highest IsTiimber of Votes Viz Abiel Foster Esqr 
or Paine "Wingate Esq"" to Eepresent this State in the Con- 
gress of the United States 

3*^ to See what bounty or wages the Town will Giv to 
the Soldiers that Enlists into the Army of the United States 

See that you Make due Return of this warrent with your 
doings tharein at or before the Time of balding S"^ Meeting 
Given under our hands and seal this 17*^ Day of Nov' 1794 

John Stark Jr 
Daniel Davis 

Select men 

Hillsborough s s 
Derryfield Dec' the S^^ 1794 

by Vurtue of the within warrent I have warnd all the free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of S* Town of time and place 
by posting a Coppy of S*^ warrent 

Arch** Gamel 
Constable 

At A Meeting held on the Eighth Day of Dec' 1794 as ap- 
pears by the fore going warrent 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 269 

Voted Daniel Davis Moderater 

2"^ Voted for Abiel Foster to Eepresent this State in the 
Congress of the United States 17 Votes 
3^ Article Voted to dismis it 
4'^'^ Article voted to Adjourn to the Eighteenth day of Dec' 

Deer 18*^'' Met According to Adjournment Moderater and 
Clark present Meeting open 

Article 4*^ Voted to Giv those Minutemen one dollar as 
bounty when they inlist and one dollar when they pass Mus- 
ter and one dollar when they March and to Giv them the 
wages the Congress has voted and as Much More as will Make 
Eight Dollars p"^ Month while they are in acttuel sarves and no 
longer 

Recorded this 19*^ Day of Dee' 1794 

John Stark P 
Town Clark 

State of Kewhampshire Hillsborough s s 

[L S] To Archabald Gamble Constable of Derryfield for 
the year 1794 Greeting 

You are hereby Required in the Name of Said State to 
warn all the freeholders and other inhabitants of Derryfield 
that are quallified by Law to Vote in Town Meetings to meet 
at the Dwelling-house of Cap* Samuel Moor^ in Derryfield on 
tuesday the third Day of march next at one of the Clock P. M 
to act on the following articles viz 

1 to Chuse a Moderator to Regulate s*^ Meeting 

2 to Chuse one of Derryfield or Litchfield to Represent 
the Destrict of Derryfield and Litchfield in the General Court 
the year insuing 

and make Due Return of this warrent with your Doings 
thereon to us or our succesors in office at or before the time 
of holding s^ meeting 

Given under our hands and seal at Derryfield this 13*^'^ Day 
february 1795 

Daniel Davis 
Samuel Moor 

Select men 



270 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Hillsborough s s 

Derryfield March 3^ 1795) 

by virtue of the within warrant I have warned the free- 
holders and other inhabitants of s^ town of time and place by 
posting a copy of s"^ warant 

Arch* Gamble Constable of Derryfield 

Ma' 3 1795 

Persuant to the aforegoing warrant the towns of Derry- 
field and Litchfield Met) 

Voted Eobert Parker Esqr moderator 

Voted Isaac Huse Eepresentative for the District of Derry- 
field and Litchfield 

Eecorded this fourth Day of March 1795) 

pr Isaac Huse 
Town Clark 

State of !N'ewhamps= 

Hillsborough s s 

[L S] To Archabald Gamel Constable of Derryfield for 
the year 1794 

Greeting 

You are Eequired in the JSTame of the State aforesaid to 
warn all the freeholders and other inhabitants of Derryfield 
qualified by Law to Vote in Townmeetings to meet at their 
Meetinghouse in Derryfield on Monday the Second Day of 
March Next at ten of the Clock in the forenoon to act on 
the following articles viz 

1 to Chuse a Moderator to Eegulate s** Meting 

2 to Chuse all town officers for the insuing year 

3 to Hear all town accounts and approve or Disapprove 
the same 

4 to see how much money the town will vote to Defray 
town Charge the Present year 

5 to see how much money they will vote for to hire 
Preaching the insuing year 

6 to see what method the town will take to support the 
Poor the insuing year 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 271 

7 to see what the town will do Eespecting M" Cutting 

8 to see if the town will vote to have meetinghouse shin- 
gled this year 

9^"" to see what Method the Town will Take to fence the 
grave yard 

10 to see what the Town will Doe Eespecting Gen' Starks 
Tax in the year 1793 in Cap* Perhams List of Taxes 

11 to see how much money the Town will Eaise to Ee- 
pair highways this year 

13 to bring in your Votes for a Governor Councillor & 
Cenator 

13 to Chuse a grandjuror 

And Make Due Eeturn of this warrant with your Doings 
thereon to us on or before the time of holding s*^ Meting 

Given under Our hands and seal at Derryfield this 13*** 

Day of February 1795 

Daniel Davis 

Samuel Moor 

Select men 
Hilsborough s s 
Derryfield March 2^ Day 1795 

by Virtue of the within warrant I have warned the free- 
holders and other inhabitants of s^ town of time and and place 

by posting a Coppy of s*^ warrant 

Arch** gamel 
Constable of Derryfield 

Derryfield March 3 

at a meeting Duly warned and Holden as apears by the 
foregoing warant 

art 1 Voted En^ Daniel Davis Moderator 

Voted Isaac Huse'town Clark 

Voted En^ Daniel Davis Samuel Moor Jun' Capt John 
Perham John Stark Jun'" and John Eay Selectmen 

Voted Isaac Huse Constable 

Collectorship struc off to William Nut at seven pence hap- 
peny pr Pound for Collecting) S*^ Nut is to produce a bonds- 
man 



272 MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted Maj John Webster town treasurer 
Voted John Stark Jun' Capt John Perham Capt Samuel 
Moor William Nut Asa Haseltine Jun' Peter Emerson & Wil- 
liam Reside fish wardens 

Voted Timothy Duston Lt Daniel Hall John Stark Jun' 
Stephen Flanders Ezekiel Stevens William Perham Luke 
Woodbery and James Nut surveyors of highways 

Voted John tufts Joseph Moor Capt John Goffe John 
Stark Jun'' Samuel Kidder Israel Webster & Ezekiel Stevens) 
Surveyors of Limiber 

Voted James Young David Stevens John Perham Jun' 
Joshua blodget & Moses Merrell Hog Eeeves 

Voted John Starks account for Service as Selectman and 
town Clark be allowed) the sum of £1 — 14 — 6 
Voted Samuel Moor Jun" account for Service as 

a selectman be allowed the sum of ... £1 — 5 — 
Voted En' Daniel Davis account for service as a 

selectman be allowed the Sum of .... 1 — 15 — 
Voted to Arch"^ Gamel Constable for warning 

town Meting' — 6 — 6 

Voted Samuel Moor Jun'' Account for articles 
provided for Jonathan Farmer be allowed 

the Sum of . ." 2—9—8 

Voted En' Daniel Davises account for provid- 
ing for Jonathan Farmer be allowed the sum 

of 1_ 5_ 2 

Voted Cap*^ John goffes account for provid- 
ing for Jonathan Farmer be allowed the Sum 

of 1— 6—10 

Voted the Sum of twenty Pounds to defrey 

town Charges the present year 20 — — 

Voted the sum of Nine Pounds to hire preach- 
ing the present year 9 — — 

Voted Forty Dollar to be apropirated to the use of New 
shingling the Metinghouse 

Voted Gen' Stark be a Comittee to hire Preaching the pres- 
ent year 



EAKLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 273 

Voted to Vandue the Poor of the town to the Lowest bidder 
Voted to Dispute the town of bedford in Eegard of the 

Support of Sarah Cutting 

Voted for' Johnathan Smith Recorder of Deeds 49 Votes 
Voted to ajourn this Meting to this Day Comefortnet at 

loclock P M 

Mar 16*^ 

Met agreable to ajournment 

Moderator & Clark present 

Voted that the front of our graveyard be fenced with a 
good stone wall 

Voted to Raise fifteen Dollars to pay for fencing the front 
of our grave yard 

Voted one Dollar on the Pools be Raised to Repair the 
Highways this year 

Voted En^ Daniel Davis Isaac Huse & Arch^ gamel be a 
Committee to Settle with Mr Israel Young and Enos webster 

Voted for John T gilman to be governor 31 Votes 

Voted for a Councillor Robert Wallace 33 Votes 

Voted for a Cenator Samuel Dana Esq"" 33 Votes 

States Officers 

Voted to abate Jonathan Farmers taxes in Israel Youngs 

and Capt John Perhams Lists of taxes 
Voted En^ Daniel Davis be Vanduemaster 
Voted Arch"^ Gamel & Job Rowel Constable^ 
Bet Mercy Struc off to Joshua Blodget at 13 Dollar^ for 

the year 

Bridget Wood Struc off to Gen' Stark at 10 Dollar^ for 

the year 

The wall in front of the graveyard struc off to Israel Young • 

at 6/6 PR Rod— S*^ wall is to be 3 feet thick at the bottom 

& four feet 2 inches high well faced — & to be Compleated by 

the first of Dec' Next insuing 



274 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Shino-ling the Metinghouse struc off to John Stark Jun' 
Esq' at 37 dollars S*^ Shingling is to be well Done in a work 
man Like Manner 

Recorded this IS*'^ Day of March 1795 

PE Isaac Huse Town Clark 

State of ISTewhampshire 

Hilsborough s s 

To William Nut Collector of Taxes for the Town of Der- 
ryfield for the year 1795 

Greeting 

You are Hereby Eeqnired in the Name of S^ State to 
Levey and Collect the sum total of this List herewith Com- 
mitted to you to Collect of Each person his or her proportion 
Respectively set Down against his or her name or name* 
and you are Required to Pay Out of the money that you 
Collect to the Treasury of the State of Newhampshire Sixty 
Dollars & Seventyeight Cents on or before the Last Day of 
December next the rest being Town^ money to us or our 
order or the Treasureer of the Town, one half to be paid on 
or before the Last Day of October next the other half the 
first of March next, 

and if any Person neglect or Refuse to pay his or her 
Proportion of the Taxes Set Down against his or her name 
you are to follow the Directions of the Law in Leviing and 
Collecting the same for which this shall be your sufficiant 
Warrant 

Given under our hands and seal at Derryfield 24*** Day 
of June 1795 

John Stark Jun'' 
John Ray 
Daniel Davis 
Select men of Derryfield 

Recorded 25"* July 1795 

Isaac Huse T Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



275 



Gen' Jolin Stark . 


Town Tax. 
£ s d 

. 4 18 3 


state Tax. 
£ s d 

1 14 9i 


School Tax. 
£ s d 

1 14 H 


John Eay .... 
John Stark Jun"" . . 


. 1 

. 


6 
9 


9 
6 






9 
3 


6 
5 






9 6 
3 5 


Samuel Blodget E«<i' 
Samuel P Kider . . 


. 
. 


16 
5 


11 
1 






6 
1 



10 






6 
1 10 


Ezekiel Stevens . . 


. 1 


12 


1 





11 


4i 





11 4i 


John Harvey . . 
Nathaniel Merrell . 


. 
. 


12 

16 


5 

n 






4 
5 


5 






4 5 

5 114 


Phillip Stevens . . 
Nathaniel Baker . 


. 
. 


5 

14 


1 






1 

4 


10 

114 






1 10 
4 114 


John Tufts . . . 


. 


6 


9 





2 


5 





2 5 


L* Theophilus Griffen 
William Nut . . . 


. 
. 


12 
17 


5 

7 






4 
6 


5 
3 






4 5 
6 3 


James Nut . . . 


. 


8 


2 





2 


11 





2 11 


Samuel Nut . . . 


. 


7 








2 


6 





2 6 


Elijah Nut . . . 
L* Samuel Smith . 
Enos Webster . . 


. 
. 

. 1 


5 
13 

4 


1 

H 







1 
4 
8 


10 

84 

8 







1 10 

4 8^ 
8 8 


David Webster . . 


. 


7 


Oi 





2 


7 


Q 


2 7 


C^P* Samuel Moor . 


. 1 


13 


n 





11 


11 





11 11 


Joseph Moor . . 
Cap* John Goffe 
Thomas Lancey 
Luke Woodbery 
Joshua Blodget . . 
John Coston . . 


. 
. 
. 
. 
. 
. 


5 
18 

8 
12 
14 

5 


1 
Hi 

9 

n 
1 










1 
6 
3 
4 
5 
1 


10 

44 
2 
7 
1 
10 










1 10 
6 4^ 

3 2 

4 7 

5 1 
1 10 


David Eowel . . 


. 


18 


4 





6 


6 





6 6 


Joseph Farmer Jun' 


. 


10 


10 





3 


10 





3 10 


William Farmer 


. 


16 


1 





5 


8 





5 8 


L* Daniel Hall . ' . 


. 1 


9 


11 





10 


n 





10 7i 


Samuel Hall . . . 
L* Ebenezer Stevens 


. 
. 


6 
16 


41 

7 






2 
5 


6 

104 






2 6 

5 m 


James Young . . 
David Stevens . . 


. 
. 


9 
9 


2 
9 






3 
3 


4 
6 






3 4 
3 6 


L* Ephraim Stevens 


. . 1 


11 


5 





11 


2 





11 2 



29 5 2f 10 8 1 10 



276 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Israel Young 
Joseph Farmer 
John Hall . 
James Majory 
Abel Iluse 
Isaac Huse . 
Josiah Huse . 
Thomas Cheney 
Timothy Duston 
Archabald Gammel 
John Dickey 
John Dickey Jun' 
Benjamin Haseltine 
M*^ John Webster 
Israel "Webster . 
David Webster . 
John Webster . 
Asa Haseltine . 
Asa Haseltine Jun' 
David Haseltine 
Philip Haseltine 
Moses Merrell . 
Stephen Flanders 
Ebenezer Coming 
Marthew Nichals 
Nathaniel Pilsbery 
Benjamin Pilsbery 
Thomas Griffen 
John Griffen 
CP^ John Perham 
John Perham Jun"^ 
Charles Emerson 
Peter Emerson . 
£"=■ Daniel Davis 
William Perham 
John Brown . , 



3 
4 

4 



16 9 
6 4| 
5 1 

8 7 

1 4 11 
1 11 5 
5 1 
8 11 

9 6i 

1 8 
1 1 
6 
13 
19 Hi 
10 10 
6 4i 
7 7^ 
5 1 

n 0^ 

6 ^ 

6 4i 

5 1 

12 0^ 

5 1 

7i 

5 1 

5 1 

1 2 11 
5 9 

2 6 11 
9 11 
10 9 
10 5 

16 2 

1 12 6 
7 



5 11^ 

2 3 

1 10 

3 1 

8 6 

11 2 

1 10 

3 2 

3 5 

10 

7 6^ 

2 3 

4 9 

7 1 

3 10^ 

2 3 

2 8J 

1 10 

4 4 

2 3 

2 3 

1 10 

4 4 

1 10 

2| 

1 10 

1 10 

8 1^ 

2 1 

16 7 

3 6^ 

3 loi 

7 3 

5 9 

11 5 

2 6 



5 Hi 

2 3 

1 10 

3 1 

8 6 

11 2 

1 10 

3 2 

3 5 

10 

7 6i 

2 3 

4 9 

7 1 

3 10^ 

2 3 

2 8i 

1 10 

4 4 

2 3 

2 3 

1 10 

4 4 

1 10 

2^ 

1 10 

1 10 

8 1^ 

2 1 

16 7 

3 6i 

3 10^ 

7 3 

5 9 

11 5 

2 6 



EAELY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



t i 



Jonathan Greeley . . 





5 


1 





1 10 





1 10 


Jonathan Young , . 





5 


1 





1 10 





1 10 


Stephen Pingre . . 





10 


10 





3 m 





3 10| 


Isaac Eowel .... 





5 


1 





1 10 





1 10 


WilKam Page^ meddow 








9 










Dr Bartley* meddow . 








6 










Hannah Farmer . . 





14 


H 





5 1 





5 1 


Jacob Smith .... 








1 





1 10 





1 10 


Benjamin Follinsby 





5 


1 





1 10 





1 10 



55 3 li 19 11 7^ 19 11 7^ 



Eecorded 25 July 1795 



Isaac Huse T. Clerk 



State of New hampshire 

Hilsborough s s 

To Isaac Huse Constable of Derrj-field for the year 1795 
in the Name of Said State Greeting) 

You are hereby required to warn all the freeholders and 
other inhabitants to meet at their Metinghouse in Derryfield 
on tliirsday the 10'^ day of Sep* instant to act on the follow- 
ing articles viz) 

1 to Choos a moderator to regulate s"* meting 

21y to see who the Town will Choose to Carry on the 
Lawsuit with Bedford about miss Cutting 

3^^ To See whither the Town will take some part of the 
Preaching money that is in M'' Emersons List to Defray town 
Expences 

41y to hear the report of the Committee M' Young and 
Enos websters accounts and approve or disapprove the same 

5^^ to See if the Town will abate one quarter part of the 
Tax that was Laid on General Starks money in Cap* Perhams 
List of taxes 

Hereof fail not and make Due Eetum of this warrant with 
your doings there on to us at or before the day of holding 
s^ meeting) 



278 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Given under our hands & seal at Derryfield this SS*'* day of 

Aug* A d 1795 

Daniel Davis 

Sam'' Moor Ju' 

John Perham 

Select Men of Derryfield 

Hilsborough s s , 

Sep 10**' 1795 

In obedianee to the foregoing warrant I have warned the 

inhabitants of time and Place by Posting up an attested 

coppy of this warrant at the meetinghouse in Derryfield 

Isaac Huse 

Constable 

Sep' 10*^ 1795 

The Town met) 

Art 1 Voted W David Eowel Moderator 

2 Voted Isaac Huse & Samuel Moor Jun' to Carry on the 
lawsuite with the town of Bedford about Miss Cutting 

3 Voted to take the remainder of the money in M' Emer- 
sons List of taxes that was voted to hire Preaching to Defray 
the expense of the Town 

4"* Voted to allow ]\P Isral Young the sum of five Pound* 
5V5'^ in full for all his accounts against the Town of Derry- 
field agreable to the Report of the Committee) 

Voted to Pospone the report of the Comt on Enos Web- 
sters accounts against the town to march meting Next 

5 article negatived) 

Voted to allow the Comitte on M"^ Youngs & Enos Websters 
accounts one Dollar for their servise® 

Recorded Sep*^ 13 1795 

PR Isaac Huse, T— Clerk 

Octo 23 & Nov' 4*^ 1795 

Preambulated the line between Londondery & Derryfield 
beging at a pine tree marked with inisial Letter^ of several 
persons names and standing on the south westerly Corner of 
Chester Town line thence runing South one Degree East 
160 rods to a stake standing a litle to the South of Litle Co- 



EABLT KECOKDS OF DERKYFIBLD. 279 

hash brook mark'* as above thence running south 89 Deg west 
by mark^ trees properly mark"^ on every highway it passes to 
a stake and stones standing on the line of Derryfield right op- 
osite Cap* John Goffe^ Dwelling house then south 2 Degrees 
East by mark"^ trees & passess through Enoch Sawyers Corn- 
mill to the Corner of Litchfield the same being a birch tree 
mark*^ as above 
assented to pr 

Andrew mac 
Daniel McKeen 
John Evens 
John Perham 
Daniel Davis 
Selectmen of Londonderry and Derryfield 
Recorded this 4 Day of febniary 1796 

PR Isaac Huse 

T— Clerk 

This may Certify that we Recommend M'' Thomas Cheney 
to keep a Public House and sell Spirituous Liquors 
Derryfield 10"^ 1795 

Daniel Davis 
John Perham 

select men 
Recorded 6*^ of July 1795 

R Isaac Huse T C 

we appoint and Licence Richard Hardy to Keep a tavern 
in Derr}^field for the Term of one year from this Date 
June IS*'^ 1795 

- ^ John Stark J' 

John Perham 
Samuel Moor 

Select men 
Recorded 30*^ July 1795 

R Isaac Huse T C 



280 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of Xew Hamshire s s 

Hillsborough 

[Seal] To Isaac Hiise Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field for the Year 1795 

Greeting 

You are required in the name of the State of New Hamp- 
shire to warn all the Free-holders and other Inhabitants of 
Derryfield and the Gore to meet at the Meeting House in said 
Derryfield, On Monday the seventh day of March next at ten 
of the Clock in the forenoon to act on the following Articles. 
Viz: 

1^* To chose a Moderator 

2"* To chose all Town Officers for the Year insuing 

3"* To see if the Town will vote to abate one quarter part 
of Tax that was layed on General Stark, State Securities in 
Capt Perhams list of Taxes 

4^ To hear all Town accounts and Vote thereon. 

5*^^ To see if the Town will Vote to divide into districts 
for to keep the Schools in Town. 

6^ To see how much money the Town will raise to defray 
Town charges the present Year. 

7*^ To bring in your Votes for Governor and Councellors 
and Senators and Eegister of Deeds. 

8^^ To see if the Town will Vote to raise money to build 
School-Houses in the several districts this year. 

9*^ To see how much money the Town will Vote for 
Preaching this Year. 

jQth ijiq ggg ^j^^^ ^YiQ Town will do concerning the Poor. 

ll"* To see how much Money the Town will Vote to re- 
pair the Highways the present Year. 

And see that you make due return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon to us at or before the time of holding 
said Meeting 

Given under our hands and Seal this 4*^ day of February 
in the year of A. D. 1796. 

John Stark Jun' 
John Parham 
Daniel Davis 

Selectmen. 



EARLY RECOEDS OF DEREYFIELD. 281 

Hillsborough s s. 
March 7^^ 1796 

In obediance to the foregoing precept I have warned the 
Inhabitants of time and place by posting up an attested Copy 
of this Warrant at the Meeting House in Derryfield 
Attested 

Isaac Huse 
Constable of Derryfield 
Eecorded this seventeenth 17'^'^ day of May 1796. 

Sam^ P. Kidder 
Town Clerk. 

Derryfield March 7^^ 

At a Meeting duly warned and holden as appears by the 
foregoing Warrant 

Article 1^*^ Voted Ensign Daniel Davis Moderator 

Voted Samuel P. Kidder Town Clerk sworn 

Voted Isaac Huse John Tufts and John Stark Jun'' Esq' 
for Selectmen who were duly sworn. 

Voted William Farmer Constable — duly sworn. 

Voted To put up the Collection of Taxes at auction, to be 
struck of to the lowest bidder and the collectors to have 
Bondsmen. 

Voted Cap* John Goffe Vendue Master. William Nutt 
bid of the collection of Taxes at seven pence — half penny 
on the Pound, and duly Sworn 

Voted Cap* Samuel Moor — John Tufts — Benjamin Blodget 
Samuel Stark — Joseph Farmer Jun' Jacob Smith Thomas 
Cheny — & Peter Emmerson — Surveyors of Highways. 

All duly sworn except Jacob Smith. 

Voted Enos Webster — Tything Man. 

Voted Archabald Game! — Ensign Daniel Davis & John 
Hay Fence Viewers and were duly sworn. 

Voted Samuel P. Kidder, sealer of Weights and Measures. 

Voted Cap* John Parham, Abel Huse, Israel Young Cap 
Sam^ Moor Cap' William Blodget and Isaac Eowel — Hog 

18 



282 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Reeves, all sworn except Cap' John Perham & Cap' Sam^ 

Moor. 

Voted Edward Blodget, John Tufts, Asa Haseltine jun' 

Sam^ Moor jun' David Stevens — And Ensign Dan^ Davis Sur- 
veyors of Lumber and they were duly sworn. 

Voted Sam^ P. Kidder — Enos Wehster, Cap* John Par- 
ham, Israel Webster, Edward Blodget & John Stark jun' 

Esq'' Fish Wardens. All sworn except Enos Webster & John 

Stark jun' Esq' 
Voted That Richard Hardy take care of the Meeting House 

Voted To allow John Stark jun'^ Esq' his account £ s d 
as Selectman and for other services for 1795 .18 8 

Voted To allow Ensign Dan^ Davis's account for 

Selectman & other Town services for 1795 . , 2 18 1 

Voted To allow Sam^ Moor jun' his account as Se- 
lectman for 1795 1 18 6 

Voted To allow John Hall's ace* for warning the 

poor out of Town in 1795 6 5 

Voted To allow John Stark jun' Esq' his account 

for work done to the Meeting House in 1796 . 12 6 

Voted To allow Cap* John Parham his account 

for Selectman & other services for 1795 ..285 

Voted To allow John Ray for his services as Se- 
lectman for 1795 12 

Voted To allow Israel Youngs ace* as reported by 
the Committe 555 

Voted To allow Enos Websters ace* as reported by 

the Committ 16 

Voted For Governor Gen^ Benj^ Bellows 53 Votes 
Voted For Senators Rob* Parker Esq' 50 Votes 

Timothy Taylor Esq' 2 Votes 

Voted for Register of Deeds Jonathan Smith Esq' 66 Votes 
Voted To adjourn this Meeting to the 21^* day of March 

ins* at 1 "Clock P. M. 

March 21^^ 

The Inhabitants met according to adjournment. 



i 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 283 

Moderator & Clerk present. 

Voted To carry on this Meeting by Vote of hand. 

Voted Isaac Huse, Jolin Tufts & John Stark jun' Esq' be 
Assessors and Overseeors of the Poor the Year ensuing. 

Voted To allow Isaac Huse's account for his services as 
Town Clerk & Constable for 1795 £1—16—10 

Voted Jesse Kimball & John Stark jun"^ Esq'' Surveyors of 
Lumber 

Voted To choose a Committe to settle withe the Select- 
men Constables and Collectors heretofore unsettled with. 

Voted Cap* John Goffe Josiah Huse & Sam^ Blodget Esq' 
be the Committe 

Voted That Cap* John Goffe be the Town Treasurer. 
Sworn. 

Voted To choose a Committe of Seven to divide the Inhabi- 
tants into School districts. 

Voted John Eay — Thomas Cheny — Cap* John Parham — 
Lieu* Thophilus Griffin — Israel Young — Cap* John Goffe 
& Archibald Gamel be the Committe. 

Voted The above Committe have nothing for their services. 

Voted Cap* John Goffe, Josiah Huse & Sam^ Blodget Esq' 
be a Committe To settle with all Committes heretofore imset- 
tled with. 

Voted To raise Thirty Pounds to defray Town charges for 
the present year. 

Voted To adjourn the Eight Article in this Warrant to 
this day Three Weeks. 

Voted To Eaise Fifty Dollars to be laid out for Preaching 
for the present year 

Voted Cap* John' Parham be a Committe to procure the 
Preaching 

Voted To raise Six Shillings upon Eight Shillings estima- 
tion for Highway Taxes 

Voted Not to abate any part of Gen^ Starks Taxes in Cap 
John Parhams list of Taxes for 1793. 

Voted To adjourn this Meeting to 11*^ day of April next a 
1 °Clock P. M. 



284 * MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

April ll''^ 1796— 

The inhabitants met according to adjournment 

Moderator & Clerk Present 

Voted To accept the School Committe's Eeport 

Voted To adjourn this Meeting to the 21^* day of April 
Ins* at 1 "Clock P. M. 

April 21^* The Inhabitants met agreeable to adjournment 

Moderator and Clerk Present 

Voted To reconsider the Vote wherein Jacob Smith was 
chosen Surveyor of Highways. 

Voted John Webster jun'' be a Surveyor of Highways. 
Sworn. 

Voted Eichard Hardy be Pound Keeper for the present 
Year. Sworn 

Voted To accept of Samuel Blodget Esq'^ his Poll-Tax for 
the year 1795 to be paid to William Nutt the Collector for 
1795. 

Voted That the Town build a Pound the present Year. 

Voted That the Selectmen are empowered to build the 
Pound. 

Voted That the Selectmen put up the building of the 
Pound at Public Auction to be struck off to the lowest bidder. 

Voted To Record the Eeport made by the Committe in 
1794 Viz Cap' John Goffe— Cap' John Parham & Archi- 
bald Gambel. 

Voted To dismiss the Eight Article in the warrant. 

Voted John Stark jun"" Esq' Vendue Master. Elizabeth 
Mercy struck off to Joshua Blodget at Eighteen dollars p"" 
Year Bridget Woods struck of to Asa Hazelton, jun'^ at 
thirty nine dollars P'^ Year. 

Eecorded this 17*^ day of May 1796 

Sam^ P. Kidder Town Clerk. 



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291 



State of New Hampshire Hillsborough S S : 

To William Nutt Collector of Taxes in the Town of Derry- 
field for the year 1796— 

[Seal] Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of said State to 
Levie and collect of the several persons named in this list of 
Taxes the several Sums affixed to each persons name respec- 
tively; and to pay to the Treasurer of said County of Hills- 
borough The Sum of Fifteen Dollars and fifty three Cents, on 
or before the first day of September next ensueing. And one 
half of the sum Total of the remainder of this list — You are 
required to Pay to Cap* John Goffe Town Treasurer on or 
before the thirtyeth day of September next. And the Sum 
Total of the remainder to the said Treasurer, on or before 
the twenty-eighth day of February next insuing. 

And if any person refuse or neglect to pay you are to follow 
the direction of the Law; 

And this shall be your sufficient Warrant. 

Given under our hands and Seal this Seventh day of June 
A. D 1796 

John Stark jun' 
Isaac Huse 
John Tufts 

Selectmen. 



List of Taxes. 

Mens Names. 

John Stevens . , 
James Emmerson . 
Samuel Stark . . 
Thomas Whittik^r 
Gen^ John Stark Esq' 
John Eay 

John Stark jun'' Esq"" 
Samuel Blodget Esq' 
Samuel P. Kidder . 
William Farmer 





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Dolls. Cents 


109 


55 


62 


17 


2 43 


121 


61 


69 


19 


2 70 


175 


88 


100 


27 


3 90 


108 


54 


61 


17 


2 40 


406 


203 


231 


58 


8 98 


184 


93 


102 


29 


4 8 


163 


82 


93 


25 


3 63 


224 


112 


128 


35 


4 99 


131 


66 


75 


21 


2 93 


124 


62 


70 


19 


2 75 



292 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Joseph Farmer Jun' 


. . 129 


65 


74 


20 


2 


88 


Kobert Magragore Esq 


■^ . 36 


18 


21 


6 




81 


Lieut Ephraim Stevens . 297 


149 


170 


46 


6 


62 


Lieut Ebenezer Stevens . 126 


63 


72 


20 


2 


81 


David Stevens . . 


. . 109 


55 


62 


17 


2 


43 


David Kowel . . . 


. . 135 


68 


77 


21 


3 


1 


James Young . . 


. . 58 


29 


33 


9 


1 


29 


Israel Young . . 


. . 146 


73 


83 


22 


3 


24 


Joseph Farmer . . 


. . 104 


52 


59 


16 


2 


31 


Kichard Hardy . . 


. . 112 


56 


64 


18 


2 


50 


Hannah Farmer 


. . 23 


12 


13 


5 




53 


Daniel Hall . . . 


. 191 


96 


109 


30 


4 


26 


Nathaniel Merrell . 


. . 152 


76 


87 


23 


3 


38 


Ezekiel Stephens . 


. 236 


118 


135 


37 


5 


26 


John Harvy . . . 


. . 163 


82 


93 


25 


3 


63 


Nathaniel Baker 


. 138 


70 


78 


22 


3 


8 


Lieut^ Theophilas Griff 


in . 131 


66 


75 


21 


2 


93 


Phillip Stevens . . 


. . 90 


45 


51 


14 


2 




William White . . 


. 75 


36 


43 


13 


1 


67 


John Tufts . . . 


. 103 


52 


59 


16 


2 


30 


William Nutt . . 


. 149 


75 


85 


22 


3 


31 


James Nutt . . . 


. 92 


46 


53 


15 


2 


6 


Samuel Nutt . . . 


. 63 


32 


36 


10 


1 


41 


Lieut Samuel Smith 


. 109 


55 


63 


17 


2 


43 


Enos Webster . . 


. 146 


73 


83 


22 


3 


24 


David Webster Jun' 


. 68 


34 


39 


11 


1 


52 


Cap*. John Goffe . 


. 181 


91 


103 


29 


4 


4 


Cap*' Samuel Moor 


. 302 


151 


173 


47 


6 


73 


Thomas Lancy . . 


. 69 


35 


39 


11 


1 


54 


Luke Woodbury 


. 126 


63 


72 


20 


2 


81 


Joshua Blodget . . 


. 106 


53 


61 


17 


2 


37 


Cap* John Parham . 


. 252 


126 


144 


40 


5 


62 


Jonathan Younjr . 


. 160 


80 


91 


24 


3 


55 


Charles Emerson . 


. 106 


53 


61 


17 


2 


37 


Peter Emerson , . 


. 155 


78 


89 


24 


3 


46 


Ensign Daniel Davis 


. 151 


76 


86 


23 


3 


36 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



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John Brown . . 






. 60 


30 


35 


10 


1 35 


William Parham 






. 240 


120 


137 


38 


5 35 


David Flint . . 






. 92 


46 


53 


15 


2 6 


Stephen Pingree 






. 126 


63 


72 


20. 


2 81 


Abel Huse . , 






. 217 


109 


123 


34 


4 83 


Isaac HiTse . . 






. 205 


103 


116 


32 


4 56 


James Masury . 






. 63 


32 


36 


10 


1 41 


Timothy Diistin . 






. 89 


45 


51 


14 


1 99 


Archabald Gammel 






272 


133 


155 


43 


6 6 


Jacob Smith 






. 46 


23 


26 


8 


1 3 


John Dickey . . 






134 


67 


77 


21 


2 99 


Benj^ Hazelton . 






. 89 


45 


51 


14 


1 99 


John Dickey jnn'^ 






49 


25 


'28 


8 


1 10 


Major John Webste 


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204 


102 


116 


32 


4 54 


Israel Webster . 






93 


47 


53 


15 


2 8 


David Webster , 






64 


32 


36 


10 


1 42 


John Webster jun' 






69 


35 


39 


11 


1 54 


Asa Hazeltine jun' 






164 


82 


94 


25 


3 65 


David Hazeltone 






61 


32 


34 


10 


1 37 


Philip Hazeltine 






58 


29 


33 


9 


1 29 


Thomas Cheny . 






96 


48 


54 


15 


2 13 


Moses Merrell . 






63 


32 


36 


10 


1 41 


Stephen Flanders . 






77 


39 


44 


12 


1 72 


Ebenezer Corning 






58 


29 


33 


9 


1 29 


Thomas Grilfin . . 






200 


100 


114 


31 


4 45 


Elijah Nutt . . . 






47 


24 


26 


8 


1 5 


James Masury jun' 






47 


24 


26 


8 


1 5 


Asa Hazeltine . . 






47 


24 


26 


8 


1 5 


Amos Webster . . 






47 


24 


26 


8 


1 5 


Josiah Huse . . . 






47 


24 


26 


8 


1 5 


Sam^ Whittaker . , 






47 


24 


26 


8 


1 5 


Theodore Com'bs 






47 


24 


26 


8 


1 5 


Edward Blodget 






69 


35 


39 


11 


1 54 


Jessee Kimball . . 






47 


24 


26 


8 


1 5 


Carr Richardson 






47 


24 


26 


8 


1 5 


Jonathan Emmerson . 




47 


24 


26 


8 


1 5 


Benj^ Blodget . . 






47 


24 


26 


8 


1 5 



294 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Job Rowell . . 
Isaac Rowell . . 
Zebedee Rowell . 
Joseph Moor 
Samuel Moor jim' 
John Coston . . 
Samuel Hall . . 
John Griffin . . 
Mat hew Nichols . 
Stephen Whittaker 
Thomas Amy 
James Saunders 
John Hall . . 
David Young . 
Simeon Stephens 



47 


24 


26 


8 


1 


5 


4T 


24 


26 


8 


1 


5 


47 


24 


26 


8 


1 


5 


47 


24 


26 


8 


1 


5 


47 


24 


26 


8 


1 


5 


47 


24 


26 


8 


1 


5 


63 


32 


36 


10 


1 


41 


47 


24 


26 


8 


1 


5 


75 


38 


43 


12 


1 


68 


47 


24 


26 


8 


1 


5 


47 


24 


26 


8 


1 


5 


47 


24 


26 


8 


1 


5 


53 


26 


30 


8 


1 


16 


47 


24 


26 


8 


1 


5 


47 


24 


26 


8 
DoU 


1 


5 




3 239 


91 



Recorded June 11 1796 



Sam^ P Kidder T: Clerk. 



1796 

State of New Hampshire 

Hillsborough ss: 

To Samuel Stark surveyor of the Highways in the Town 
of Derryfield for the year 1796 — Greeting: 

You are hereby required in the name of said State to keep 
in good repair the Highways fram Chsster town line to Gen^ 
Starks Hovse; And you are to call to your assistance the per- 
sons hereafter named to work out the sums affixed to each 
persons name, with such tools as you may think necessary, 
allowing each man fifty Cents for a days Labour and fifty 
Cents for a yoak of Oxen And twenty five Cents pr day for a 
Cart. And if any person refuse or neglect to work, you axe 
to follow the directions of the Law in collecting the same — 
And this shall be your sufficient Warrant, 





Dolls. Cents 


John Stephens 


. 2 38 


Ja,Tnes Emerson . 


. 2 64 



EARLY EECOEDS OF DERRYFIELD. 296 

Given under our hands & Seal this 6*^ day of June A D 
1796 

John Stark Jun' 
Isaac Huse 
John Tufts 
Selectmen of Derryfield 

Dolls Cents 

Sam^ Stark ... 3 81 

Thomas Whittaker 2 31 
Stephen Whittaker 1 

State of New Hampshire 

Hillsborough s s: 

To Benjamin Blodget Surveyor of Highways in the Town 
of Derryfield for the year 1796 

[Seal] Greeting 

You are herehy required in the name of said State to keep 
in good repair the Highways from Gen^ John Starks to Hum- 
phreys Brook so called. Likewise the Highway from John 
Stark Jun"" House to the little brook forty or fifty rods East 
of M"" Masureys Shop: And you are to call to your assistance 
the persons hereafter named, to work out the sums affixed to 
each persons name, with such tools as you may think prop- 
er, allowing each man Fifty Cents pr day for a Yoak of Oxen 
fifty Cents & twenty five Cents pr day for a Cart: And if 
any person refuse or neglect you are to follow the directions 
of the Law in collecting the same. And this shall be your 
sufficient Warrant. 

Given under puj hands and Seal this 6*^^ day of June 1796 

John Stark jun' 
Isaac Huse 
John Tufts 
Selectmen of Derryfield 



296 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



John Stark . . 
Samuel Whittaker 
Theodore Combs 
John Eay . . 
John Stark ]un' 
Edward Blodget 
Samuel Blodget 
Isaac Eowel 



Doll" Cents Dolls Cents 

8 90 Samuel P Kidder. 2 89 

1 00 Benj* Blodget ..10 

1 Jessee Kimball . 1 

4 1 Karr Eichardson , 1 

3 58 Jonathan Emerson 1 
1 50 David Eowell . . 2 95 

4 71 Job Eowell . . * . 1 00 
1 Zebede Eowell . . 1 00 



State of New Hampshire 

Hillsborough s s: 

[Seal] To John Tufts surveyor of Highways in the Town 
of Derryfield for the year 1796 — 

Greeting. 

You are hereby required in the name of the said State 
to keep in good repair, the Highways from Amoskeig Bridge 
to Harveys Ferry, and from thence to Derryfield Meeting 
House. Likewise from Nathaniel Merrells to Nathaniel 
Bakers And you are to call to your assistance the persons 
hereafter named to work out the sums affixed to each per- 
sons name, with such tools as you may think necessary, al- 
lowing each man Fifty Cents for a days Labour, and fifty 
Cents for a Yoak of Oxen pr day. and twenty five Cents p' 
day for a Cart. And if any person refuse or neglect to work, 
you are to follow the directions of the Law in collecting the 
same. And this shall be your sufiicient Warrant. 

Given under our hands and Seal this 6"" day of June 1796 

John Stark jun"^ 
Isaac Huse 
Select Men of Derryfield 





Dolls Cents 




Dolls Cents 


James Saunders . 


. 1 00 


John Harvey 


. 3 57 


John Tufts . . 


. 2 25 


Nath^ Merrell 


. 3 32 


Ezekiel Stephens . 


. 5 18 


Naty Baker 


. 3 00 


Phillip Stephens . 


. 2 67 







EARLY KECOKDS OF DEEliYFIELD. 



297 



State of New Hampshire 

Hillsborough s s: 

[Seal] 

To Cap* Sam^ Moor Surveyor of Highways in the Town of 
Derryfield for the year — 1796 — 

Greeting. 

You are hereby required in the name of the said State, To 
keep^in good repair, the Highways from Litchfield Town Litis 
to the Brook by Nathaniel Bakers House. And you are to call 
to your assistance the persons name, with, such tools as you 
may think proper, allowing each Man Fifty Cents for a days 
Labour & Fifty Cents p"" day for a Yoak of Oxen & twenty 
five Cents p'" day for a Cart. And if any person refuse, or 
neglect to work, you are to follow the direction of the Law in 
collecting the same. And this shall be your sufficient War- 
rant — 

Given under our hand & Seal this 6*^ day June A. D. 1796 

John Stark jun' 





Isaac Huse 








John Tufts 








Selectmen of Derryfielc 


I. 


Dolls C 








Joshua Blodget . . 2 31 


Samuel Moor jun"" 


1 


00 


Luke Woodbury . . 2 76 


Joseph Moor 


1 


00 


Thomas Lancy . . 2 25 


Enos Webster . 


3 


19 


Cap* John Goffee . 3 89 


David Webster 


1 


50 


John Coston ... 1. 00 


Simeon Stevens 


1 


00 


Cap* Sam^ Moor . . 6: 63 


William Nutt . 


3 


26 


James Nutt 


. . . 2. 2 






Samuel Nutt 


. . . 1. 39 






Elijah Nutt 


. . . 1. 00 






Samuel Smith 


. . 2. 31 






Theophelas Griffin . 2. 87 






State of New Hampshire 








Hillsborough s s: 








To Peter Emerson surveyor 


of Highways in the 


Town of 


Derryfield for the year 1796 


Greeting. 







298 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



You are hereby required in the name of said State to keep 
in t^ood repair the Highways from Nathaniel Merrells by your 
house to Londondemj town Line: And Uhewise the Highway hy 
Ceazor Griffins to Derry Line: And likewise the Highway hy 
Stephen Pingree's Iwuse to the intersection of the Eoads above 
M' Huses: And you are to call to your assistance the persons 
hereafter named to work out the sums affixed to each persons 
name; with such tools as you may think necessary, allow- 
ing each Man Fifty Cents for a days work, and fifty Cents p' 
for a Yoake of Oxen — ^And twenty five Cents p"" day for a 
Cart And if any person refuse or neglect, to work, you are 
to follow the directions of the Law in collecting the same — 
And this shall be your sufficient Warrant. 

Given under our hands and Seal this 6*^ day of June 1796 

John Stark jun' 
Isaac Huse 
John Tufts 
Selectmen of Derryfield, 





Dolls Cents 




Dolls Cents 


Mathew Nichols . 


. 1 


63 


Daniel Davis 


. 3. 


30 


Thomas GriflBn . 


. 4. 


39 


William Perham 


. 5 


25 


John Griffin . . 


. 1. 


00 


John Brown 


. 1. 


32 


Cap* John Perham 


. 5: 


52 


David Flint . . 


. 2 


— 1 


Jonathan Young . 


. 3 


48 


Stephen Pingree 


. 2 


77 


Charles Emerson 


. 2 


31 


Samuel Hall . 


. 1 


38 


Peter Emerson . 


. 3. 


31 









State of New Hampshire 

Hillsborough s s: 

To Thomas Cheney surveyor of Highways in the Town of 
Derryfield for the year 1796 

[Seal] Greeting. 

You are hereby required in the name of said State to keep 
in good repair the Highways, from James Masureys house, 
by your House, to Londonderry Town Line. Likewise the 
Highway by JEbenezer Comings to Derry Line, and Likewise 
the Highway by Asa Hazelfons to the highway that leads by 



EARLY KECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



299 



Major Websters. And you are to call to your assistance the 
persons hereafter named to work out the Sums afl&xed to each 
persons names^ with such Tools as you may think proper; 
allowing each man fifty Cents for a days work and fifty Cents 
for a days work of a Yoak of Oxen, and twentyfive Cents 
a day for a Cart: And if any person refuse or neglect to 
work, you are to follow the directions of the Law in collecting 
the same. And this shall be your Sufficient Warrant. 

Given under our hands & Seal this 6*^ day of June 1796 

John Stark jun"^ 
Isaac Huse. 
John Tufts. 
Selectmen of Derryfield 



James Masurey . . 


1 


39 


Asa Hazeltine . 


1. 


00 


James Masurey jun' . 


1. 


00 


Asa Hazeltine Jun 


' 3. 


57 


Abel Huse . . . , 


4. 


66 


David Hazeltine 




31 


Isaac Huse . . . 


4. 


46 


Phillip Hazeltine 




27 


Josiah Huse . . , 


1 


00 


Israel Webster . 




2 


Thomas Cheney . . 


2. 


7 


David Webster 




38 


Moses Merrell . . . 


1. 


38 


Ebenezer Corning 




27 


Stephen Flanders 


1. 


69 









State of New Hampshire 

Hillsborough s s: 

[Seal] To John Webster jun' Surveyor of Highways in 
the Town of Derryfield For the Year— 1796 

G-reeting. 

You are hereby Eequired in the Name of said State to 
keep in good repair the Highways from Chester Line to Major 
Websters to the intersection of the Highways above Timothy 
D^ustins. And likewise the Highway from Major Websters 
to Jonathan Hazeltines. And you are to call to your as- 
sistance, the persons hereafter named, to work out the Sums 
affijsed to each persons name; with such tools as you may 
think necessary — Allowing each Man Fifty Cents for a days 
work: And Fifty Cents for a Yoake of Oxen. And Twenty 



300 MANCHESTER HISTOBIC COLLECTIONS. 

pe Cents p' day for a Ca/rt. And if any person refuse or 
neglect to work: You are to follow the directions of the Law, 
in collecting the same. And this shall be your Sufficient 
Warrant — 

Given under our hands and Seal this %^^ day of June 1796 

John Stark jun' 
Isaac Huse. 
John Tufts. 
Selectmen of Derryfield. 



Timothy Dustin . . 


1 


95 


Amos Webster . . 1 


00 


Jacob Smith . . . 


1. 


00 


Thomas Amy . . 1. 


00 


Archabald Gamel 


5. 


96 


John Dickey Jun"^ . 1. 


5 


John Dickey . . • 


3 


67 


Benjamin Hazeltine 3 . 


95 


Major John Webster 


4 


43 


Caesar Harvey . . 1. 


50 


John Webster jun' . 


1: 


50 







State of New Hampshire 

Hillsborough s s 

To Joseph Farmer jun'" — Surveyor of Highways in the 
Town of Derryfield for the year — 1796 

Greeting — 

You are hereby required in the name of said State to keep 
in good repair the Highways from James Youngs to James 
Masunjs Homse — And likewise from, the intersection of the 
Boads abom Daniel Halls and on the new Road (so called) to 
the little Brook that crosses said Boad forty or fifty Bods to 
the East of the Masiurys Shop hy the Bridge. And you are to 
call to your assistance the persons hereafter named, with such 
Tools as you may think necessary — Allowing each ]\Ian Fifty 
Cents for a days Labour, and Fifty Cents for a Yoah of Oxen 
p' doAj And twentyfive Cents for a Cart p' day. And if any 
person refuse or neglect to work, you are to follow the direc- 
tions of the Law in collecting the same. And this shall be 
your sufficient Warrant. 



EARLY REC0ED8 OF DERRYFIELD. 301 

Given under our liands and Seals this 6^^ day of June A D 
1796 

John Stark jun"^ 
Isaac Huse 
John Tufts 
Selectmen of Derryfield 



Joseph Farmer 


2 


25 


Lieut Ephraim 






Joseph Farmer jun"^ 


2 


89 


Stevens . . 


. 6 


52 


William White . 


1 


63 


Israel Young . 


. 3 


19 


David Stephens . 


2 


38 


Daniel Hall 


. 4 


20 


Ebenezer Stephens 


2 


77 


Ei chard Hardy 


. 2 


44 


James Young 


2 


2 


John Hall / . 


. 1 


13 



Eecorded June 11*^ 1796 

Sam^ P. Kidder T: Gierke 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

[Seal] To William Farmer Gonstable of Derryfield for 
the Year 1796 Greeting 

You are hereby required to warn all the Freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of Derryfield qualified as the Law directs, 
to meet at the meeting House in S*^ Derryfield on the last 
monday of August Instant at one OClock P. M — to Act on 
the following Article (Viz) 

-j^st r^Q Qji^^ge a moderator to regulate said Meeting 

2'^ To Vote by ballot for four persons duly qualified for 
the Eepresentative of this State in the Congress of the United 
States 

3^^ To see if the town will Vote to enter a protest against 
the Highway by Amorskieg fall as the Courts Committee hath 
reported 

And make due return of this Warrant with your doings 
there on — on or before the day of Holding said Meeting. 

Given under our hands and Seal this fourth day of August 

1796 

Isaac Huse 
John Stark Jun 
Select men of Derryfield 



302 MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Derryfield August 29'^ 1796 

In Obedience to the Above Warrent to me directed I have 
warned the said Inhabitants of time and Place and the pur- 
poses above mentioned by posting a Coppy of said Warrant 
at the meeting House in said Derryfield 
Certified by 

William Farmer Costable 
Eecorded August 30*'^ 1796 

Sam^ P. Kidder. T: Clerk 
Derryfield august 29*^ 

At a meeting duly warned as appears by the foregoing 
warrant 

Article 1** Voted Ensign Daniel Davis Moderator 

2^y Jeremiah Smith 29 Votes 

Abiel Foster Esq' 25 d° 

John Bellows Esq'" 22 — 

Johuathan Freeman Esq' 18 — 

John Prentice Esq' 5 — 

Woodbury Langdon Esq' 7 — 

William Gordon Esq' 5 — 

Eepresentatives to the Congress of the United States 
3^^ Voted to enter a protest against the highway by 
Amorskieg fall as Eeported by the Courts Committee 
14 for it & none against it — 
Eecorded this 30^^^ day of August 1796— 

Samuel P. Kidder Town Clerke 

State of New Hampshire Hillsboroughss 

/S. To William Farmer Constable of the Town 

Se/-.''yal of Derryfield for the year 1796 Greeting 

>/ You are hereby required in the name of Said 

State to Warn all the freeholders & other In- 
habitants of Said Derryfield Quallified by Law to Vote in 
town Meetings that they meet at the meeting House in Said 
Derryfield on Wednesday the Twenty first Day of September 
Instant at Four of the Clock P. M. to Act on the following 
Articles Viz 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 303 

1'*^ To chuse a Moderator to Eegulate S^ Meeting 

3'y To Appoint one man of those duly Qualified to serve 
as a Grand Juror at the Superior Court of Judicature to be 
1] old en at Amherst within & for said County on the first 
Tuesday of October next Agreeably to the Venire from the 
Clerk of Said Court — 

3^y To draw one man out of the Box to serve as a Petit 
Juror at the aforesaid Term 

And make due return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon to me on or before the day of holding Said Meeting — 

Given under my hand & Seal at Derryfield this twelvth 
day of September A D 1796 

Samuel P. Kidder Town Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsboroughss 

In Puruance to the Above Warrant to me directed I have 
v/arned the said Inhabitants to meet at time and place and 
for the purposes therein mentioned by posting an attested 
Coppy of said Warrant at the meeting House in Said Derry- 
field according to LAW 

Derryfield September 21^*^ 1796 

William Farmer Constable 

Derryfield September 21'* 1796 At A Meeting Legally 
warned & duly holden for purposes mentioned in the fore- 
going Warrant 

I'tiy Voted Edward Blodget Moderator 

2 Voted Isaac Huse Grand Juror 

3 Cap* John Perham drawn for Petit Juror 
Eeeorded this 24*"^ day of September Anno Domini 179G 

Samuel P. Kidder. T. Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsboroughss 

[Seal] To William Farmer Constable for the Tov/n of 
Derryfield for the year 1796 Greeting 

Agreeable to A Venire Issued by the Clerk of the Superior 
Court of Judicature within & for Saie County 



304 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

You are hereby required in the name of Said State to 
warn all the Inhabitants of said Derryfield: or a sufficient 
number (of those duly Qualified by Law) to Constitute a 
Meeting fourthwith to asemble at the Meeting House in Said 
Derryfield on Monday the 10*^ Day of October Instant at 7 
Oclock in the forenoon to Act on the following Articles (Viz) 

1^*^ To Chuse A Moderator to regulate said Meeting 

2ndiy ipQ (iraw one man out of the Box to serve as a Petit 
Juror at the Aforesaid Court this preasant October Term 

And make due return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon at time & Place of holding said Meeting 

Given under my hand & Seal At Derryfield this 8^^ day 

of October. 1796 

Samuel P. Kidder. T. Clerk 

Derryfield October IQti' 1796. 

According to the above Warrant to me directed I warned 
the said Inhabitants to meet at time & Place & for the pur- 
peses therein mentioned according to Law 

William Farmer Constable 

Derryfield October 10*^ 1796 

By Virtue of the foregoing Warrant the people asembled at 
said Meeting House And 

V^ Voted Edward Blodget Moderator 

gndiy John Tufts was Drawn for a Petit Juror and notified 
to attend Accordingly 

Eecorded lO^'^ day October 1796 

Samuel. P. Kidder. T. Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough 'ss 

To William Farmer Constable in Derryfield for 
y\^ the Year 1796 Greeting 
^eal^ You are hereby required in the name of said 
\X State to warn all the Qualified Voters in the 
Town of Derryfield to meet at their Meeting House on Mon- 
day the seventh Day of November Next at one OClock P. M 
to Act on the following Articles (Viz) 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 305 

j^st rp^ Chuse A Moderator to regulate said Meeting 

2ndiy rp^ Yote by Ballot for one of the following persons 
(Viz) 

Jonathan Freeman Esq"" or Peleg Sprague Esq'" one of 
which is to be chosen for a Eepresentative of this State in 
Congress of the United States 

3rdiy rpQ y^^g ^^ Ballot for six persons to be Electors of 
A President and Vice President of the United States 

^thiy rp^ ggg •£ |.^g Town will Votc to raise money for the 
purpose of hireing M"" William Pickels to Preach for them 
some part of the Year Esueing if he can be Obtained 

5*'^ To consider all accoumpts which may Exhibited by 
Israel Young Against the Town 

And make due return of this Warrant to us or or before 
the day of Holding said Meeting hereof fail not 

Given under our hands and Seal at Derryfield this 19*^^ day 
of October A D 1796 

John Stark J'' 
Isaac Huse 

Select Men 

State of ISTew Hampshire Hillsborough 'ss 

In Obedience to the within Warrant to me directed I have 
warned the said Inhabitants to meet at Time & Place for the 
purposes within mentioned by posting a Coppy of this War- 
rant at the Meeting house in said Derryfield according to 
Law 

William Farmer Constable 

Derryfield N"ov^ T**^ 1790 

Pursuant to tl>e aforesaid Warrant the Inhabitants of 
Derryfield met at time & Place therein Mentioned and 
V^ Voted Ensign Daniel Davis Moderator — 
2ndiy Yoted for Eepresentatives 

Jonathan Freeman Esq'' 29 

Peleg Sprague Esq"^ 1 

3^^ Votes for Electors of President & Vice President of 
the United States as follows (Viz) 



306 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Benjamin Bellows Esq' 28 

John Taylor Gilman Esq' 10 

Timothy Walker Esq' 28 

Timothy Farrar Esq' 28 

Oliver Peabody Esq' 28 

Ebenezer Thompson Esq' 10 

Kobert Wallace Esq' 18 

4*^^ Voted to hire M' William Pickels one third part of 
the Year Ensueing to Preach in this Town 

5*^ Voted to dismiss the fifth Article in the Warrant 
Eecorded this thirteenth day of November A D 1796 

Samuel P Kidder. T. Clerk _, 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 
y\ To William Farmer Constable For the Town of 

^seai\ Derryfield Greeting 
\/ You are hereby Eequired in the name of said 
State to warn All the Freeholders and other In- 
habitants of said town Qualifyed By law to Vote for Repre- 
sentatives to Meet at the Dwelling House of Cap* Samuel 
Moor in Derryfield on thursday the Second Day of March 
next at one OClock P M on said Day to act on the followin^g 
Articles. (Viz) 

■j^st rpQ Chuse a moderator to Regulate said Meeting 
2 To Chuse one man duly Qualifyed by law to Represent 
the towns of Derryfield & Litchfield in the General Court the 
Insuing Year 

Here of Fail not and Make due Return of this warrant 
with Your doings there on to us On or before the day of Hold- 
ing said Meeting — 

Given Under our hand & seal this 9*^^ day of February A D 
1797 

John Stark J" 
Isaac Huse 
John Tufts 
Select Men of Derryfield 



EAILLY E.ECOEDS Or DERRTFIELD. 807 

Hillsborough ss Derryfield 2"^ March 1797 

By Virtue of the within warrant I have warned the free 
holders And Other Inhabitants of said Town by posting a 
Coppy of said warrant 

William Farmer Constable 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough ss. 

seal To James M*" Queston Cunstable of the town si 
Litchfield in the year 1796 Greeting 

You are hereby Eequired in the name of said State to 
warn all the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of said Town 
Qualified by law to vote for Eepresentatives to Meet at the 
Dwelling house of Cap* Samuel Moor in Derryfield on thurs- 
day the Second day of March next at one OClock P M on 
said day To act on the Following Articles (Viz) 

-j^st rpQ Choose A Moderator to Eegulate said Meeting 

2*^ To Choose one man duly Qualifyed to Eepresent the 
Destrict of Litchfield & Derryfield in the General Court the 
Insuing Year 

Here of fail Not and make due Eeturn of this Warrant with 
Your doings thereon to us on or before the day of holding of 
said Meeting 

Given Under our hand and seal this Ninth day of Febru- 
ary A D 1797 

John Stark J'' 
Isaac Huse — 
John Tufts 
Select Men of Derryfield 

By Virtue of fliis warrant I have warned the Inhabitants 
of the Town of Litchfield — 

James M^'Queston Constoble 

March 2^ 1797 

Pursuant to the aforesaid Warrants the Inhabitants of the 
Towns of Derryfield & Litchfield mett 
Voted Major Mac Queston Moderator 



308 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted Ensg" Daniel Davis Eeprasentative for the Destrict 
of Derryfield and Litchfield 

Kecorded this fourth day of March 1797 

Samuel. P. Kidder. Town. Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To William Farmer constable of Derryfield for the Year 
1797 

[Seal] Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of the State of New 
Hampshire to warn all the Freeholders & other Inhabitants 
of Derryfield that are Qualifyed by Law to Vote in town 
Meeting, to Meet at the Meeting in said Derryfield on Mon- 
day the sixth day of March Next at Ten °'Clock A. M.. to Act 
on the Following Articles (Viz) 

l*'^ To choose a Moderator 

2^^ To choose all Town Officers for the Present Year 

3^' To hear all the accompts against the Town 

4^^ To see how much Money the Town will Vote to Defray 
Town charges the Present Year 

5^^ To see how much Money the Town will Vote to Hire 
Preaching the Present Year 

6'^ To bring in your Votes for a Governor & two Senators 
for this State 

7^^ To bring in your Votes for County Treasurer & Ee- 
corder of Deeds 

8^^ To see if the Town will Vote to abate saverel Persons 
taxes in the several Collectors lists of Tax in Derryfield. 

9^^ To see if the Town will Vote to pay for the school- 
house that is now built & to build two more for the Town 
Use 

lO^y To see if the Town will Vote to Introduce the New 
Method of singing in the Meeting on Sundays — 

ll^y To see if the Town Avill Vote to Purchase a Spot 
of Land of John Harvey for a Public Landing near his Ferry, 

And make due return of this warrant with your Doings 
there on to us at or before the time of Holding Said Meet- 
ing. 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. SOd 

Giving under our Hand & seal at Derryfield this Ninth 

day Feb^ 1797 

John Stark Jur 

Isaac Huse 

John Tufts 

Select Men 

Hillsborough ss 

In Obediance to the above Presept I have warned the In- 
habitants of time and Place & for the purposes within bj 
Posting a Coppy Hereof at the Meeting House in Derry- 
field 

William Farmer Constablee 

Derryfield March 6^^ 1797 

At a Meeting duly Warned and Holding as appears by the 
Foregoing Warrant 

Article 1*'' Voted Capt John Goffe Moderator 

Voted John Tufts Town Clerk, Sworn 

Voted Capt John Goffe Samuel Moors Jun and Samuel 
Blodget Esq — for Select Men who ware duly Sworn 

Voted Job Eowel Constable. Sworn 

Voted that the Selectmen shall be overseers of the Poor 

Voted Samuel P Kidder Town Treasurer — duly Sworn 

Voted the colectorship to be struct off to the Lowes bidder 
at Vandue 

Voted To adjourn this Meeting fifteen Minuets & then 
to Meet at Eichard Hardys 

The Inhabitants met according to adjournment 

M"^ William Nutt bid off the Collection of Taxes at seven- 
pence on the pound 

Voted Peter Emerson Lt Danil Hall David Eowel Capt 
John Goffe Lt Samuel Stark Amos Webster Philip Stevens 
and Moses Merril surveyors of Highways all Duly Sworn 

Voted Enos Webster James Young Capt John Perham Lt 
Samuel Smith Tything Men _ 

]\,j;rs3 Webster & Perham ware excused by a Vote of the 
Town 



310 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

VotedvThat the Selectmen be Fence Viewers and Prisers of 
Damage 

Voted Samuel P Kidder Sealer of Weights & Measures 

Voted Elijah Nutt Jas. Heseltine Hezekiah Young John 
Webster Ju"" & John Stevens Hog Eeaves all Duly Sworn Ex- 
cept Mr. Stevens 

Voted John Tufts Jesse Kembal John Stark Ju' Esqr 
Isaac Eowel John Eay Israel Webster Capt John Goffe Samuel 
P. Kidder Surveyors of Lumber duly Sworn 

Voted Capt James Major Nath^^ Merrel Joseph Moors and 
Benj* Heseltine — Cullers of Staves all Duly Sworn 

Voted Richard Hardy Pound keeper & Saxton 

Voted Asa Heseltine Thomas Cheney Ezikiel Stevens 
Capt Samuel Moor— Fish Wards M"'^" Heseltine and Cheny 
were Sworn 

Voted To Alow John Tufts his accompt it being for his 
Servis as Select Man for the Whole year 1796 Am* $5.62 cts 

Voted to Alow Isaac Huse^ accompt for Servise as 
Select man for the year 1796 Ditto 6.13 

Voted to alow John Stark Jur Esqr his For Ser- 
vice as a Select Man for 1796 Ditto 4.87 

Voted Samuel P Kidder Four Dollars for his ser- 
vice as Town Clerk for the yr 1796 4.00 

Voted William Farmers for service as Constable 
for the year 1796 Whole Amt 6.25 

Voted That this Meeting be adjourned untill Thursday the 
twenty third Day of March, Inst, at the Meeting House 

March 23 The Inhabitants Met according to adjournment 
Moderator and Clerk Present 

Voted To rase Fifty Dollors to defray Town Charges this 
Present year 

Voted To Eaise one Dollor on the Pole on the Estemation 
For Highway tax 

Voted To alow four Shillings pr day for Laibour on High- 
ways 

Voted To Eaise Fiftv Dollors for Preaching 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 311 

Voted that the Money Eaised for Preaching Shall be ap- 
plyed to the Hiering of the Keverend M"^ William Pickles if 
he can be Obtained 

Voted That M'' Archable Gamel be a Commetee for Hier- 
ing Preaching this preasent year. 

Voted To abate M"^ William White's taxes in M' William 
Nuts Listes of Taxes 

Voted To abate Lieut Ephrim Stevens Horse Tax as a 
Stone Horse in M"^ William Nuts Lists of Taxes 

Voted To Abate M-^ William Whites & M^ Peter Severns 
Taxes in M"^ Charls Emersons Lists of Taxes 

Voted To Abate M' William Palmers Tax in M' Isreal 
youngs Lists of Taxes 

Voted To abate M"" Luke Woodbury & M' Ebenezer Com- 
ings Ministers Tax in Mr William Nuts Lists of Taxes 

Voted Not to Build School Houses in Town agreeable to 
the Ninth Article in the Warrant Nor to pay for the one 
that is Built 

Voted To admit of the Newmood of singing in the Meet- 
ing 

Voted To Dismiss the eleventh article in the Warrant 

Voted To Vendue the poor. 

Voted Capt. John Perham four Dollors for keeping Min- 
isters in the year 1796 and three Dollors which he paid the 
Keverend M'' Lee 

Capt John Goffe Vendue Master 

Elizeth Mercy Struct off to James Young at Nineteen 
Dollors 

Bridget Wood Struct off to Ensign Daniel Davis at thirty 
seven Dollors and Fifty Cents 

Votes For Governor John Taylor Gillman Esq' 55 

Ditto John Langdon Esq' 4 

Voted For Senators Samuel Dana Esq' 30 

Ditto Eobert Mc Gregor Esq' 4 

Ditto John Orr Esq' 35 

Voted For Eegister Jonathan Smith Esq' 63 

Eecorded May 28 1797 

John Tufts Town Clerk 



312 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To Job Eowel Constable of the Town of Derry- 
field for the year 1797 Greeting. 



You are hereby required in the name of Said State to warn 
all the Freeholders & other inhabitants of Derryfied Qualifyd 
as the Law directs to Meet at the Meeting house in said 
Derryfield on thursday the Twenty third day of March In- 
stant, at one of the Clock P. M. on Said day to act on the 
Following Articles (Viz) 

1^* To choose a Moderator to Eegulate said Meeting 

2^^ To See if the Town will impower thier former Com- 
mittee (Viz) Capt John GofEe Josiah Huse & Samuel Blodget 
who ware appointed to Settle with all Persons Indebted to 
the Town or to Choose others for the above purpose) to Ke- 
cover by Law against those Person who Neglect or Eefuse to 
Settle their Just debts to Said Town 

3^^ To see how much money the Town will raise for the 
Current year. 

4*^^^ To act on any matter or thing that the Town Shall 
think proper 

And Make due return of this warrant with your doings 
there on on or before the day of holding said Meeting 

Given under our hand & Seal this Seventh day of March. 
Anno Dom 1797 

Samuel Moors Jur 
Samuel Blodget 
Selectmen of Derryfield 

Hillsborough ss Derryfield 22 March 1797 
By vertue of the within warrant to me directed I have 
warned the Freeholders & other inhabitants of Said Town of 
Time and Place within Mentioned, by Posting a Coppy of 
Said warrant 

Job Eowel, Constabel 
Eecorded May 28 1797 

John Tufts Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 313 

March 23 At A Meeting duly warned and holden as ap- 
pears by the Foregoing Warrant 

Article l**" Voted Capt John Goffe Moderator 

Voted 2*^*" To impower their former Commitee (Viz) Capt 
John Goffe Josiah Huse & Samuel Blodget Esq'') to 
Eecover by Law against those persons who Neglect or refuse 
to settle & pay thire Just debts that they owe the town 

Voted That any Person that owes the town who shall 
Refuse or Neglect to Pay the same within three Months that 
the Commitee shall sue for the same 

Article 3*^ Struck out 

Eecorded May 28 1797 

John Tufts Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Job Eowel Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field For the year 1797 Greeting 

Agreeably to a Venire Isued by the Clerk of 



the Inferiour Court within and for Said County You are 
Hereby required in the Name of said State to Warn all 
the Freeholders & other inhabitants to Meet at their Meeting 
House in Said Derryfield on thursday the 23 day of March 
Just at twelve °Clock, M to act on the following articles 
(Viz) 

-jLth rj^^ Choose a Moderator to Regulate said Meeting 

2^^ To Draw one Man out the Box to Serve as a Petit 
Jurior at this present March Term 

And Make due return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon, on or before the Day of Holden said Meeting 

Given under my^Hand and seal this Seventh Day of March 

Anno Domi 1797 

John Tufts Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed I have 

Warned the freeholders & other inhabitants to Meet at Time 

& Place (& the purpose with in Mentioned) by Posting a 

Coppy thereof at the Meeting House in Derryfield 23 March 

1797 

Job Eowel Constable 



314 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

March 23 

By Vertue of the above Warrant the Inhabitants met 
l'^'^ and Voted Capt John Goffe Modrator 
2*^ Lieut Daniel Hall was Drawn for a Petit Jurior and 
was Notifyed to Atend Accordingly 
Eecorded May 29 1797 

John Tufts Town Clerk 

State of ISTewhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To Moses Merrel Surveyor of Highways in the 
Town of Derryfield for the year 1797 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of said 
State to Keep in good repair for Teams & Travelors 
to pass at all times the Highways Begining at Londonderry* 
Town line leading by your House to James Masurys House. 
Likewise the Highway the Highway from your by Asa Hesel- 
tines to the road Leading from Chester to Major Websters. 
also Highway from Londonderry Town line by Ebenezer 
Comings to the Koad that goes by Cheneys also the High- 
way From M'' Cheneys to the Corner of Ceasor Griffins field 
or Fence — and you are to call to your assistance the Several 
Persons warned in the List herewith Comited to your Care 
to work out the sums of Money assest to each of their Names 
with such Tools as you shall think Necessary allowing each 
man for a day work sixty seven Cents and for a yoke of Oxen 
Fifty Cents and for a Cart or Plow thirtythree Cents — and 
if any Person Neglect or Refuse to work out their taxes you 
are to follow the Directions of the Law Relating Your Office 
in Colecting the same and you are hereby Directed to settle 
with the Town treasurer for this List by the first day of June 
1798 and pay the ballance to him if any Remains in your 
hands 

Given under our Hand & Seal at Derryfield this sixteenth 
day of June Anno Dommini 1797 

John GofEe 
Samuel Moor Jur 
Select Men 



EAKLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



315 



Moses Merrel . . 


1.35 


Asa Heseltine 


1.00 


Stephen Flanders 


1.73 


Asa Heseltine Jur 


3.71 


Thomas Cheney . 


3.11 


David Webster 


1.80 


Abel Huse . . 


4.39 


Ebenezer Corning 


1.48 


Isaac Huse . . . 


6.85 


Phillip Heseltine 


2.30 


Josiah Huse . . 


1.00 


John Griffin . . 


1.06 


Capt James Masury 


1.37 


Whole amt. . . 


31.15 


Eeeorded June 30 


1797 







John Tufts Town C 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To Amos Webster surveyor of Highways in the 

SEAL, town of Derryfield for the year 1797 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of said 

State to keep in good repair the Highway from 
Chester Line by Major John Webster^ to the Intersection of 
the Highway above Tymothy Dustins and Likewise the Road 
from Major Websters to Jonathan Heseltines and you are 
to call to your assistance the Persons hereafter named to work 
out the sums affixed to each of their Names with such tools 
as you shall think Nessasary alowing each Man for a Days 
work Sixty Seven Cents, and for a yoke of Oxen Fifty Cents 
& for a Cart or Plow thirty three Cents — and if any Person 
Eefuse or Neglect to work out his taxes you are to Follow 
the Directions of the Law Eelating your Office Colecting the 
Same. _ 

And you are hereby Directed to Settle the same with the 
Town Treasurer for this List by the first Day of June 1798 
and pay the Ballance to him if any Eemains in your Hands — 
Given Under our hand and seal this 16 Day of June Anno 

Domi 1797 

John Goffe 
Samuel Moors Jur 
Select Men 



316 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Amos Webster . . 
Major John Webster 
John Webster Jur . 
John Dickey Jur 
Archable Gamel . . 
Tymothy Dustin . . 



1.19 


John Dicky . . 


3.08 


6.20 


Israel Webster 


2.06 


1.70 


David Heseltine . 


2.01 


1.99 


Benjamin Heseltine 


2.69 


5.70 


Jacob Smith . . 


1.40 


3.20 


Thomas Emmy . 


1.00 




Whole Amt. . . 


32.22 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Samuel Stark surveyor of Highways in the 
Town of Derryfield for the year 1797 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of Said 
state to keep in good Eepair fit for teams & travlors 
to pass at all times the Highways on the River road from 
Chester town Line to General John Starks House. And you 
are to call to your assistance the sevoral Persons Named in this 
List herewith comited to you, to work out the sums the sums 
affixed to each of their names with such tools as 5'ou shall 
think necessarry alowing each man as Day^ work Sistyseven 
Cents & for a yoke of Oxen Fifty Cents and for a Cart or 
Plow thirty three Cents 

And if any Person Neglect or Eefuse to work out his taxes 
you are to follow the Directions of the Law Eelating your 
office in Colecting the same 

And you are hereby Derected to settle with the Town 
Treasurer for this List by the first day of June 1798 and pay 
the ballance to him if any remains in your hands 

Given Lender our Hands & seal this 16 Day of June Anno 
Dommini 1797 

John Goffe 
Samuel Moors Jur 
Select Men 



Samuel Starks . 


. 4.29 


Thomas Whittiker 


. 2.46 


Archable Starks . 


1.75 


Stephen Whittiker 


. 1.00 


James Emerson . 


. 3.45 


Samuel Whittiker 


. 1.00 


John Stevens . . 


. 3.06 


Whole Amt . . 


17.01 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEKRi'FlELD. 



317 



State of ISTewhampsihre Hillsborough ss 

. To Phillip Stevens surveyor of Highways in the 

SEAL, town of Derryfield for the year 1797 Greeting 

' You are hereby required in the name of said State 

to keep in good repair for teams & travelors to pass 
at all times the Highway Beginning at Nathaniel Bakers to 
James Saunders House Likewise the Highway from John 
Harveys ferry to the to the Meeting house, and you are to 
Call to your assistance the the Persons Named in the List 
herewith eommited to you to work out the sums of Money 
afhxed to each of their Names with such tools as you Shall 
think necessary; alowing each man for a day work Sixty 
seven Cents & for a yoke of oxen Fifty Cents and for a cart 
or Plow Thirty three Cents — And if any Person shall 
Neglect or refuse to work out their taxes you are to follow 
the Derections of the Law Eelating to your office in Colecting 
the same 

And you are Hereby Directed to settle with the town 
Town Treasurer for this List by the first day of June 1798 
and pay the Ballance to him if any remains in your hand 
Given under our hand & seal at Derryfield this 16 Day of 

June Anno D 1797 

John Goffe 

Samuel Moors Jur 

Select Men 



Philip Stevens 


. 2.60 


John Harvey . 


. 3.07 


Ezekiel Stevens . 


5.18 


John Tufts . 


. 2.80 


Isaac Stevens . . 


1.00 


James Saunders 


. 1.00 


Nathniel Mirrell 


3.97 


Hezkiah Young 


. 1.00 






Whole Amt . 


. 19.02 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To Daniel Hall surveyor of Highways in the 
Town of Derryfield for the year 1797 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of said state 
to keep in good repair the Highway (fit For teems 
and Travelors) from James Young to James Masureys House 



318 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Likewise the Highway From your House to Amoskiege Bridge 
as far as to Ezekiel Stevens cleard Land and you are to call 
to your assistance the Persons Named in the List herewith 
Commited to you, to work out the sums assessed to their 
names with such tools as you shall think Necessary allowing 
each man for a Days work sixty seven Cents and for a yoke 
of Oxen Fifty and for a Cart or plow thirty three Cents And 
if any Person Neglect or Eefuse to work out their Taxes you 
are to follow the Directions of the Law Eclating your Office 
in colecting the same — And you are Hereby Directed to 
settle with the Town Treasurer for this List by the first day 
of June 1798 & pay the ballance to him if any remains in 
your hands 

Given Under our Hands & seal this 16 day of June A D 
1797 / 

John Goffe 
Samuel Moors 
Select Men 



Daniel Hall . . . 4.16 


John Hall . . . 


. 1.00 


Lieu Ebenezer Stevens 3.78 


Samuel HaU . . 


. 1.37 


David Stevens . . 2.87 


John Hall Jur . 


. 1.00 


Lieu Ephrm Stevens 3.70 


David Young . . 


. 1.00 


Isreal Young . . . 3.68 


Eichard Hardy . 


. 2.50 


James Young . . . 1.12 


Hannah Farmer . 


. 0.50 


Joseph Farmer . . 2.45 


Whole Am* . . 


. 28.13 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Peter Emerson surveyor of Highways in the 
town of Derryfield for the year 1797 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of Said 
State to keep in godd Eepair the Highways from 
Nathaniel Merrells house house by your House to London- 
derry line Likewise the highway from your house by Ceazor 
Griffins to Londonderry Town Line also the Highway from 
William Perhams by M"" Pingree's to the road that leads from 
M'' Huses to the Meeting House — and you are to call to 



EAELY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 319 

your assistance the persons Named in the list herewith com- 
mited to you to work out the sums of Money affixed to each 
of their Names with such tools as you shall think Necessarry 
allowing each man for a day work sixty seven Cents & for a 
yoke of Oxen Fifty Cents and for a cart or Plow thirty three 
Cents And if any Person refuse or neglect to work out his 
taxes you are to follow the Directions of the Law Relating to 
your Office in Colecting the same — and you are hereby 
Derected to settle with the town Treasurer for this List by 
the first day of June Anno D 1798 and pay the ballance to 
him if any remains in your Hands 

Given Under our Hand & seal this 16 Day of June Anno 
Dommini 1797 

John Goffe 
Samuel Moors Jur 
Select Men 

Peter Emerson . . 
Steven Pingrey . , 
William Perham , . 
John Brown . . . 
Enzign Daniel Davis 
Capt John Perham . 
Charles Emerson . . 



State of Newhampsliire Hillsborough s s 

[Seal] To John Goffe surveyor of Highways in Derry- 
field for the year 1797 Greeting 

You are Hereby required in the name of said State to keep 
in good repair fit' for teams & Travelers to pass at all times 
the Highways on river road Begining at Litchfield line and 
up said road to Nathniel Bakers house also the Highway lead- 
ing from Capt Sam^^ Moors to William Perhams and you are 
hereby impowered to call to your assistance the persons 
Named in the List herewith commited to you to work out 
the sumes of money affixed to each of their Names with such 



4.28 


Laurence Buckley . 


1.75 


3.14 


Thomas Griffin . . 


4.43 


5.03 


John Griffin , . . 




1.69 


David Flint . . . 


2.30 


3.93 


Jonathan Young 


3.32 


5.16 


David Flint Jur . . 


1.31 


1.75 


James Nutt . . . 


2.82 




Whole Amt. 40.91 


Cents 



320 



MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 



tools as you shall think Nessacery, Alowing each man for a 
day work sixty seven Cents & for a yoke of Oxen Fifty Cents 
& for a Cart or Plow Thirty three Cents and you are to fol- 
low the Eules & Directions of the Law Eelating to your Of- 
fice Given Under our hand & seal at Derryfield this 

16 Day June Anno Dom 1797 and you are hereby Directed 
to settle this List with the Town Treasurer Agreeable to Law 

Samuel Moor Jur 
Samuel Blodget 

Select Men 



Joshua Blodget . 


3.13 


David Webster 


. 1.50 


Luke Woodbury . 


3.18 


Enos Webster 


. 4.17 


Thomas Lancy . 


1.25 


William Nutt . . 


. 4.00 


Capt John Goffe . 


4.07 


Elijah Nutt . . 


. 1.00 


Capt Samuel Moor 


5.55 


Samuel Smith 


. 2.73 


Nathniel Moor 


1.00 


Theophilous Griffin 


. 3.30 


Joseph Moor . . 


3.62 


Nathniel Baker . 


. 3.05 






Whole Amt. . . 


$41.55 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

[Seal] To David Eowel surveyor of Highways in the 
Town of Derryfield for the year 1797 Greeting 

You are Hereby required in the name of said State to Keep 
in good repair fit for teams & Travelors to pass at all times 
the Highways from Gen. John Starks House to Humphreys 
Brook (so called) Likewise the Highway from John Starks 
Esquire to Jo^ Saunders house also the Highway from Amos- 
kiege Bridge the road leading to the Meeting House as far 

as the Easterly side of Ezekiel Stevens Cleard Land 

and you are to call to your assistance the persons Named in 
the List Herewith Comited to you to work out the sums as- 
sesed to there Names with such tools as you shall think 

Necesary Allowing each man for a days Work sixty seven 

Cents & for a yoke of Oxen Fifty Cents & for a Cart or plow 
Thirty three Cents and if any Person Neglect or re- 
fuse to work out their taxes you are to follow the Derections 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



321 



of the Law Eelating your office in Colecting the same — and 
you are Hereby Directed to settle with the Town Treasurer 
for this List by the first Day of June 1798 and pay the Bal- 
lance to him if if any remains in your Hands 

Given Under our Hands & Seal this 16 Day of June Anno 
Dommini 1797 

John Goffe 
Samuel Moor Jur 
Samuel Bloget 

Select Men 



David Eowel . . . 3.36 
Gen John Starks . 10.84 
Capt William Blodget 1.75 
Isaac Babson . ' , . 1.00 
John Bay . . . 5.31 
John Stark Jur Esquire 4.14 
Samuel Blodget Esqr 6.90 
Samuel P Kidder . 2.81 

Eecorded June 30 1797 



Jesse Kimble . . . 


1.00 


Thomas Cheney . . 


1.00 


Job Rowell . . . 


1.06 


Isaac Rowell . . . 


1.00 


Joseph Farmer Jur . 


3.49 


Robert M° Gregor . 


0.81 


William Farmer . . 


2.94 


Whole Am* 47.35 


Cents 



John Tufts Town Clerk 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

[Seal] To Job Rowel Constable in the Town of Derry- 
field Year 1797 Greeting 

You are hereby required to warn all the Inhabitants of 
Derryfield Qualified as the Law Directs to Vote in said Meet- 
ing to Meet at their Meeting House in said Derryfield on the 
Last Monday in August at one oClock P M. to Act on the 
following Articles ^(Viz) 

1'* To Choose a Moderator to regulate said Meeting 

2^'' To Vote for some person duly Qualifyd to represent 
this State in the Congress in the United States to suply the 
Vacancy Occasioned by the resignation of Jeremiah Smith 

3^^ To hear the report of the Commitee chosen for the 
purpose of settling Accompts with all persons who were 
idebted to the Town of Derryfield 



322 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

4^^ To act on any other Matters or things that concerns 

the Inhabitancy of Derryfield — And make due return of this 

Warrant to us on or before the day of Holding said Meeting. 

Given Under our Hands & Seal at Derryfield this tenth 

day August A D 1797 

Sam^i Blodget 
Sam^^ Moors Ju'' 
Sellect Men 

Persuant to the within warrant I have warned the Inhabi- 
tants of time & place & for the purposes within mentioned 

Job Eowel Constable 

Derryfield August 28 1797 

At a Meeting Duly "Warned & Holden as appears by the 
above Warrant 

Voted Capt John Goffe Modarator 

Votes for Woodbury Langdon Esq"" 18 

2^^^ Ditto Doc John Godard 7 

Ditto John Printice Esq' 3 

3"^ Dismist 

4**^ Ditto 

Eeeorded Sept 6 1797 

John Tufts Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To Job Eowel Constable of the Town of Derry- 

SEAL. field for the year 1797 Greeting 

Agreably to a Venire Isued by the Clerk of the 
Superior Court of Judicature Within and for said County 

You are hereby required in the name of said State to Warn 
all the freeholders & other Inhabitants to Meet at their 
Meeting House in said Derryfield on Munday the twenty eight 
day of August Inst, at six ° Clock P M. to act on the follow- 
ing Articles (Viz) 

jth r^Q Chose a Moderator to Eegulate said Meeting 

2^y To Choose one Man of those duly Qulifyed by Law 
to serve as a grand Jurior at next Octr. Term 



* 
EAKLT RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 823 

3'^ To Draw one Man from the box to serve as a petit 
Juror at Amherst on the first Tuesday of Oct' Next. 

4}^' To Draw one Man from the box to serve petit Juror 
on Munday the Ninth day of day of Oct'' Next at the above 
term. 

And make due return of this warrant with your doing 
there on. On or before the day of Holding said Meeting 

Given Under my hand & seal this 20"^ Day of Aug* at 

Derryfield A D 1797 

John Tufts Town C 

Derryfield August 28 1797 

Pursuant to the within warant to me Directed I have 
Warned the freeholders & other Inhabitants of time & place 
and for the purposes within Mentioned 

Job Eowl Constable 

At a Meeting duly warned & holden as appears by the fore- 
going warrant 

Voted Sam®^ Blodget Esq' Moderator 
Voted Lieu Ephrim Stevens as grand Juror 
Draw^ Arch* Gamel to serve from the first Tuesday of 
Oct' 

Ditto Ensign Daniel Davise from Munday the Ninth day of 
Oct' at the above term 



Recorded Sep* 6*^ 1797 



John Tufts Town Clerk 



324 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

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MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough, ss 

To William Nutt Collecter of Taxes in the Town 
of Derryfield for the year 1797 Greet 

You are hereby Eequired in the Name of said 
State to Levey and Collect of the several persons 
named in this List herewith comitted to you to Collect of 
each Person the several sums Eespectively set down against 
their names and you are required to pay to the Treasurer of 
this County of Hillsborough the sum of nine Dollars and 
thirty two Cents on or before the first day of November 
ensuing and, you are to pay to Samuel P Kidder Town Treas- 
urer or to the Treasurer for the time being the sum of Eighty 
three Dollars on or before the first day of November next, 
and the Remaining sum of Eighty four Dollars & Ninty five 
Cents you are to pay to said Town Treasurer on or before 
the first day of March one thousand seven hundred & Ninty- 
eight. and if any Person neglect or refuse to pay the several 
taxes affixed to their Names. Your are to follow the direc- 
tions of the Law in Collecting the same, and this shall be your 
sufficient warrant: 

Given under our hand and seal at Derryfield this Eight 
day of September Anno dommie 1797 

John Goffe 
Sam^^ Moor 

Select Men 





School 


Town 


Minister 


County 


Joshua Bloget . . , 


76 


64 


64 


12 


Luke "Woodbury . . . 


78 


65 


00 


13 


Thomas Lancy . . . 


30 


26 


26 


5 


Capt. John Goffe . . 


99 


83 


83 


.16 


Capt. Samuel Moor 


. 1.35 


11.3 


1.13 


22 


Samuel Moor- Ju"" . . . 


24 


20 


20 


4 


Joseph Moor 


88 


74 


74 


14 


Enos Webster . . . 


1.01 


85 


85 


17 


David Webster . . . 


37 


31 


31 


6 


William Nutt . . . . 


75 


61 


61 


12 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



331 



Elijah A Nutt . . . 


34 


20 


20 


4 


Lieu Samuel Smith . . 


.67 


.56 


.56 


11 


Lieu Theophilus GriiTin 


81 


67 


67 


13 


Nathaniel Baker . . 


74 


62 


62 


13 


Nathaniel Merrel . . 


72 


61 


61 


12 


Ezekiel Stevens . . . 


. 1.26 


105 


105 


20 


Philip Stevens . . . 


49 


41 


41 


8 


Isaac Stevens . . . 


24 


20 


20 


4 


John Harvey . . . 


75 


63 


63 


12 


John Tufts .... 


68 


57 


57 


11 


James Saunders . . 


24 


20 


20 


4 


Esquire Samuel Blodget 


1.68 


1.40 


1.40 


27 


Samuel P Kidder . . 


69 


58 


58 


11 


Jesse Kimble . . . 


24 


20 


20 


4 


Esquire John Stark Ju' 


1.06 


88 


88 


17 


Gen. John Stark . . 


2.64 


2.20 


2.20 


43 


John Eay .... 


1.30 


1.08 


1.08 


21 


Thomas Whitaker . . 


.60 


50 


50 


10 


Stephen Whitaker . . 


24 


20 


20 


4 


Samuel Stark . . . 


1.05 


87 


87 


17 


Archabald Stark . . 


43 


36 


36 


7 


James Emerson . . . 


84 


70 


70 


14 


John Stevens 


75 


62 


62 


12 


David Eowel 


81 


67 


67 


13 


Job Eowel 


26 


22 


22 


4 


Isaac Eowel .... 


24 


20 


20 


4 


William Farmer . . 


72 


60 


60 


12 


Joseph Farmer Ju"" . . 


86 


71 


71 


14 


Lieu Ebenezer Stevens 


68 


57 


57 


11 


David Stevens . '. . 


70 


59 


59 


11 


Lieu Ephrim Stevens . . 


91 


76 


76 


15 


James Young . . . 


28 


25 


25 


4 


Isreal Young . . . . 


90 


75 


75 


15 


David Young . . . 


24 


20 


20 


4 


Hezekiah Young . . 


24 


20 


2q 


4 


Lieu Daniel Hall . . 


1.02 


85 


85 


17 


Samuel Hall .... 


53 


28 


28 


5 



332 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



John Hall Ju' . 






24 


20 


20 


4 


Joseph Farmer . 






60 


50 


50 


10 


Hannah Farmer 






12 


10 


10 


2 


Eichard Hardy . 






61 


51 


51 


10 


James Masury . 






33 


28 


28 


5 


John Hall . . 






24 


20 


20 


4 


Tymothy Dustin 






78 


65 


65 


13 


Jacob Smith . . 






34 


28 


28 


5 


Archabald Gamble 






. 1.39 


1.16 


1.16 


23 


John Dickey . . 






75 


63 


63 


12 


Major John Webste 


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. 1.51 


1.26 


1.26 


25 


John "Webster Ju'' 






42 


35 


35 


7 


Israel Webster , 






51 


42 


42 


8 


David Webster . 






44 


37 


37 


7 


Amos Webster . 






29 


24 


24 


5 


John Dickey Ju"" 






48 


41 


41 


8 


Benjamin Heseltine 






66 


55 


55 


11 


Asa Heseltine . 






24 


20 


20 


4 


Asa Heseltine Jif 






91 


76 


76 


15 


David Heseltine 






49 


41 


41 


8 


Philip Heseltine . . 






56 


47 


47 


9 


Stephen Flanders . 






42 


55 


55 


7 


Moses Merrel . . 






33 


28 


28 


5 


Ebenezer Corning . 






36 


30 




6 


Thomas Cheney 






76 


63 


63 


12 


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1.07 


89 


89 


17 


Isaac Huse . . , 






1.67 


1.39 


1.39 


27 


Josiah Huse . . . 






24 


20 


20 


4 


Stephen Pingre . . 






77 


64 


64 


13 


David Flint . . . 






57 


47 


47 


9 


David Flint Ju' . 






32 


27 


27 


5 


William Perham 






1.23 


1.02 


1.02 


20 


James ISTutt . . . 






69 


57 


57 


11 


John Brown . . . 






42 


34 


34 


7 


Esign Daniel Davis 






96 


80 


80 


16 


Charls Emerson 






43 


36 


36 


7 


Peter Emerson . . 






1.04 


87 


87 


17 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



333 



Capt. John Pcrham . 


. 1.26 


105 


1.05 


21 


Jonathan Young . . 


81 


68 


68 


13 


Thomas Griffin . . . 


1.08 


90 


90 


17 


John Griffin .... 


26 


22 


23 


4 


Lawrence Buckley . . 


43 


35 


35 


IV 


Thomas Aramy . . . 


24 


20 


20 


4 


Capt. William Blodget 


43 


36 


36 


7 


Isaac Babson . . , 


24- 


20 


20 


4 


Nathaniel Moor . . 


24 


20 


20 


4 


Samuel Nutt . . . 


6 


5 


5 


1 


Elizabeth Nutt . . . 


6 


5 


5 


1 


Samuel Whitiker . . 


24 


20 


20 


4 


Thomas Cheney Jur . 


24 


20 


20 


4 


Col. Robert M<= Gregor . 


20 


17 


17 


3 



Doll 62.94 52.52 51.57 10.54 
Whole amt, $177.27 Cents 



Eecorded Sept 20'^ 1797 



John Tufts Town Clerk 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough, s s 

To Job Eowel Constable for the Town of Derry- 

SKAL. field for the year 1797 Greeting 

You are Hereby required to warn in the name of 

said State all the Inhabitancy of Derryfield Qual- 

ifyed as the Law directes to Vote in Town Meeting to Meet 
at the Meeting House the Last Monday in Oct"" Inst at one 
** Clock P M. Then & there to Act on the following Articles 
1*^^ To Choose a Modarator to Eegulate said Meeting 
2nt (jiq Yote for one of the following Persons (Viz) PeJeg 
Sprague or AVoodbury Langdon Esquires they being the two 
Persons who have the high Number of Votes one of whorae 
is to be Choosen to Supply the Vacancy occasioned by the 
Resignation of Jerimiah Smith Esq"" 

3^y To see if the Town will take the Money that was 
Taxed for Preaching and Lay it out for schooling or in re- 
pairing the Meeting House or fencing the Grave Yard 



334 MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

And make due return of this warrent with, your doings 
there on to us on or before the day of Holding said Meeting 
Giveing Under our Hands & seal at Derryfield this 13"* 

day of Oct' A D 1797 

Sam«^ Blodget 
Sam®^ Moor 

Sellect Men 

Pursuant to the within Warrant I have Notifyd the free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of time and place of said 
Meeting by Posting a Coppy of said "Warrant 

Job Eowell Constable 

Pursuant to the foregoing Warrent the Inhabitants Met 
and Voted, 

Samuel Blodget Esquire Modarator 
Votes For Woodbury Langdon Esq' 38 

Voted To Dismiss the third Article 

Recorded Nov 17 1797 

John Tufts Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Job Rowel Constable for the town of Derry- 
field for the year 1797 Greeting 



You are hereby Required in the name of said state to 
Warn the freeholders & other Inhabitants Qualifyd by Law 
io Vote in Town Meetings, that they meet at their Meeting 
House in Derryfield on Munday the Thirtyeth day of Oct' 
Inst at two ° Clock in the afternoon to Act on the following 
Articles (Viz) 

1*^^ To choose a Modarator to Regulate said Meeting 

2°* To see if the Town will Vote a Bounty to the solders 
required to be rased (a greeable to a Late Requition of Con- 
gress) and how much. 

3^^ To see if the Town will provide places in the several 
Classes for Keeping the Town school the Present year 

4^^ To see if the Town will Vote to Lay out the acre of 
Land belonging to the Town on which the Meeting house 
stands and to act there on as they shall think best. 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 335 

5'y To see of the Town will Vote to buy a Moor cloth 
for the Use of Town 

6'^ To see if the Town will vote to rase any more money 
for Towns Use for the above Articles 

And make due Eeturn of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon, at or befor the day of Holding said Meeting 

Given Under our hands & seal at Derryfield IG'^ of Oct 

1797 

John Goffe 

Sam^ Blodget 

Sam^ Moor 

Sellect Men 

Pursuant to the within warrant I have notified the free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of time & place of holding said 
Meeting by posting A Coppy of said Warrant 

Job Rowel Constable 

At A Meeting duly Warned and Holden as appears by the 
foregoing Warrant 

Article 1*^^ Voted Samuel Blodget Esqr Modarator 

2°* On Motion being made the thanks of the Town ware 
given to the Officers and Solders of the Town for turning 
out Volunteerly to suply their Qutio requested by Requisition 
from Congress 

3^^ Voted to Dismiss the third Article 

4^^ Voted to Lay out the land (or the acre of Land as 
specifyd in the Warrant) on which the Meeting. House 
stands 

Voted that the Select Men Lay out the same 

5iy Voted to buy a Moor Cloth 

Voted that the sellect purchase the Moor Cloth at their 
Discretion 

6^^ Voted to Dismiss the six**" Article 

Recorded Nov 17 1797 

John Tufts Town Clerk 



336 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To Job Eowel Constable of Derryfield for the year 1797 
Greeting 

You are Commanded in the name of said State to Warn 
the freeholders & other inhabitants of the Town of Derry- 
field Qualifyed by Law to Vote in Town Meetings that they 
Meet at their Meeting House in Derryfield on Monday the 
fifth day of March Next at ten ° Clock in the forenoon to 
Act on the following Articles (Viz) 

1** To choose a Moderator to Eegulate said Meeting 

2nt rp^ Choose a Town Clerk for the present year 

3^^ To hear all the Town Accompts for the past Year 

4*^ To Choose all Town Officers for the present year 

gth rp^ Choose all state & County Officers Eequired by 
Law 

6^ To see how much Money the Town will raise for 
their use the present year 

7*^ To see how much money the Town will Vote for 
preaching & how it shall be applyd 

8*^ To see how much money the Town will Eaise to re- 
pair the highways the present year 

9*''' To See how much money the Town Will raise to Ee- 
pair the Meetinghouse the present year 

10* To See how much money the Town will raise to fence 
the Graves Yard the present year 

11*^ To see if the Town will Vote to tax the Non-resident 
Lands this Year 

12*^^ To see if the Town Will Vote to accept of a Number 
of Persons Who Lately came to Eeside in Town) for Inhabi- 
tants 

13* To see what Method the Town Will take to build 
School Houses in the Town the present year 

14* To hear the Eeport of the Commitee Chosen to 
settle With the former Select Meen Constables & Collectors 

15* To see if the Town will raise an Additional Sum to 
the School tax 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 337 

16^'^ To See What Method they will take to procure the 
Standard of Weight & Measures. 

And make due return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon, on or before the day of Holding said Meeting 

Given Under our Hands & seal at Derry field this 12"^ day 

of Feby 1798 

John GofEe 
Sam^' Moor Jur 

Sellect Men 
Derryfield March 5^^ 1798 

Pursuant to the Within preceipt I have Xotifyed the Free- 
holders & other inhabitants of Time & place of Holding Said 

Meeting 

Job Rowel Constable 

March 5^^ 

At A Meeting Duly Warned & Holden as appears by the 
foregoing Warrant 

Voted Samuel Blodget Esquire Moderator 

Voted To carry on this Meeting by hand Vote 

Article 2"^* Voted John Tufts Town Clerk 

Voted Capt John Goffe, Ensign Daniel Davise & John 
Stark Esquire Select Men 

Voted Samuel P Kidder Town Treasurer 

Ditto Job Eowel Constable, (Observe) the the said Eowel 
is to bring no Charge against the Town for whatever Ser- 
vises he may do for the same 

Voted Lieu Ephriam Stevens, John Eay, William Mc C 
Dickey Capt John Goffe Capt John Perham Lt Samuel Stark 
Nath®^ Merrel, PJiilip Heseltine Surveyor of Highways who 
appeard & Ware Sworn Accordingly 

Voted That the Sellect Men Should be Fence Viewers and 
prisers of Damages 

Voted Samuel P Kidder Sealer of Weights iS: Measures 

Voted David Young, Isaac Stevens, Philip Heseltine, 
David Heseltine, William M*" C Dickey, Benja Heseltine & 



338 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Capt Samuel Moors, Hog Eeaves, Who Appeard & Weare 
Sworn into Said Office Accordingly 

Voted John Tufts, Jesse Kimble, Israel Webster, Joseph 
Moors, and James Saunders, Surveyors of Lumber, Sworn 

Voted Ezekiel Stevens, Daived Young, John Stark Jur 
Esqr. Enos Webster, Culers of Staves Who appeard & were 
Sworn Accordingly 

Voted Isaac Huse, Capt Samuel Moor, Archabald Gamel, 
Capt John Perham, Israel Young Fish Keepers Who appeard 
& were Sworn into Said Office accordingly 

Ditto Mr Isaac Eowel was Chosen in the afforsaid office 
and Legaly Warned to take the Oath proscribed by Law, but 
Eefused 

Voted M"" William Farmer Pound keeper 

Voted Mesers Archabald Gamel, Enos Webster Isaac Huse 
Accounters to account with the Select Men for the year 1797 

Voted Mr William Farmer saxton 



Votes For Governor John T Gillman Esq"^ 
Benja Bellows Esq"^ 
John Bellows Esq"" . 
Amos Shepard Esq' . 
Votes For Counselors, Eobert Wallace Esqr 
Votes For Eegester Jonathan Smith Esqr 
Votes For County Treasurer, Eobert Means Esq' 



14 
13 

4 
2 

29 
4 

38 



Voted The Meeting adjourned, and Met Instantly at M' 
Eichard Hardys Moderator & Clerk present When the Colect- 
orship was Struct of at Vendue to M' Benjamin Franklin 
Stark at sevenpence on the pound John Stark Esq appeard 
as Bondsm for the afforsad Starks 

The Meeting was then adjournd untill Monday the Nine- 
tenth Inst at Twelve "Clock 

The Inhabitants Met according to Adjournment the Mod- 
erator being absent they then proceeded to Make Choise of 
a Moderator Pro Tem Ensign Daniel Daniel was Chose 
accordingly Clerk Being present Proceeded to buisnes 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 339 

Voted John Tufts for service as Town Clerk for the year 
1797 $4.00 

Ditto Capt John Goffe for Servises as Select Man 9.00 

Job Rowell for servises as Constable 1797 . . . 2.00 

Samuel Moors account for Service as Select Man 
1797 3.75 

Voted not to alow M"" Enos Webster^ accompt 

Voted to alow the Widdow HalP accompt for 
Boarding the Eev. W^ Pickles 1.50 

Voted To alow M'' Ja^ young the sum the Elizebeth Mercy 
was Struct off at, he the said young paying all charges that 
may arise against them on her account 

Voted To Dismiss the Six article Eespecting Trea 

Voted To appropriatete the Money (of forty Dollors which 
was raised Last Year) for preaching 

Voted To Eaise ten Dollors for the Use of Hireing Preach- 
ing This Year the above fourty & Ten Anmounting to fifty 
Dollors 

Voted 8 To Eaise three shillings in the Estimation on the 
pole for highway Tax 

Ditto To alow three Shillings pr day for Laibour on high- 
ways 

Voted 9 To Eaise sixty Dolors to Eepair the Meeting 
House 

Voted To Vendue to shingling to Meeting House at Wil- 
liam Farmers this Evening 

Voted To Dismiss the tenth Article 

Voted 11 To Tax the Nonrisedents Lands 

Voted To Dismiss the 12 article 

Voted 13 To raise three Hundred Dollors for the purposs 
of Building School Houses 

Agreable to a Motion by Capt John Goffe the following 
Were Voted, 

Voted 1^^ That each person paying Taxes have Liberty 
to work out his school Tax or find Materials to build with 
and shall be allowed fifty Cents per day for a good days work 



340 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

and the Market prise for Meteriles found, provided said work 
be done before the Last day of Oct"^ Next 

Voted 2°*^ That the Selectmen appoint a suatible person 
to Each School House, (the Commity shall appoint to be 
built) to Superintend the building of the same and shall 
give him a List of the persons belonging to the same, with 
their Taxes who shall allow the persons working or finding 
metareles the prise for the same and the person haveing the 
List shall return the same to the Colector by the first day of 
Nov who shall alowe the same 

Voted 3*^ That the person belonging to the school House 
Built near Esqr Starks be allowd their school House tax to 
finish their school House & repay those Who have done more 
than their proportion in building the saim 

The House proceeded to the Choise of their Commitee 
"When the following Gentlemen were Chosen (Vis) 

Samuel P Kidder, John Eay, John Starks Esqr on Motion 
being made the following Gentlemen were added to the 
Commitee Viz Capt John Goffe Major John Webster 

Voted That the Town be Classed in three Clases No 1 2 
& 3 

Voted 14 That there former Commitee who ware Cosen to 
settle with former Seclectmen Constables Colectors & Eeport 
at the Next Meeting 

Voted 15 Article Dimist 

Voted 16 To raise thirty Dolors to purchase Weights & 
Measures 

Voted To Adjourn to William Farmers to Vendue the 
poor When Bridgett Woods Was was Struct off to En^ Daniel 
Davise at Fourty Nine Dollors Agreeably to a Vote of the 
Town the shingling of the Meeting House Was Vendued 
When M"^ James Young Appeared to be the Lowest bidder 
& it was Struct off to him the said Young M"^ David Young 
appeared and was bondsman See the Articles of sail de- 
posited in the Town Clerks office 

Recorded March 28 1798 

John Tufts Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 341 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To Job Eowel Constable for the Town of Derryfield for the 
Year 1798 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of said state to notify 
& warn a Meeting of the inhabitants of said Derryfield Qual- 
ifyd as the Law Directs to assemble at the meeting house 
in said Derryfield on the Last Monday in Aug*^ Next at two 
"Clock afternoon to act on the following articles (Viz), 

l*"^ To Choose a Modaretor 

2"^* To bring in their Votes for Four person to represent 
this State in the Congress of the United States to Hold their 
places for two Years from the fourth day of March next 

3*^ To see if the Tovrn will Choose a new Commitee in the 
room of their former Commitee who ware Choosen to settle 
with the Selectmen & Colectors that had not been Settled 
With 

And Make due return of this Warrant With your doings 
there on to us on or before the day of holding said Meeting 

Given Under our hands & Seal this 12 day of July Anno 
Dom 1798 

John Stark Jur 
John Goffe 

Setec Men 

Hillsborough ss Derryfield 18 Augt 1798 

agreeable to the foregoing Warrant I have Warned the 
inhabitants of said Derryfield of Time & place & for the por- 
poses Yv'ithin mentioned 

Job Bowl Constable 

A a Meeting Duly Warned & holden as appears by the 
foregoing Warrant Voted Daniel Davis Mcdarctor 

Votes For Representitives to Congress 

Abiel Foster 14 

Amos Shepard 17 

Woodbury Langdon 17 

Jon^ Freeman 17 



342 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

John Printice 7 

W"^ Gordon 3 

Jolin Bellows 1 

Eecorded Augt 29 1798 

John Tufts Town Clerk 

Voted 3^ Article Dismist 

Eecorded Sept 1*^ 1798 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To Benjamin Franklin Stark Colector of Taxes in the 
Town of Derr3'field for the Year 1798 Greeting 

Y!ou are required in the name of said State to Levy & Col- 
lect the whole of this List of Taxes herewith Commited to 
you. 

You are to Collect of each person named in this List the 
several soms Eespectively sat down against their names and 
you are to pay to the state Treasurey the sum of sixty D oi- 
lers and seventy eight Cents on or before the first day of 
March one Thousand Seven hundred & ninty nine to be 
paid out of the collomn Called the State Tax 

Also You are to pay to the County Treasurer the sum of 
nine DoUors & thirty Two Cents on or before the fifteenth 
day of Sept next. 

Also You are to pay the Treasury of this Town the School 
tax being sixty Dollors & ninty Cents to be payd on or before 
the first the first day of March Next. 

Also You are to pay to the Treasury of this Town out of 
the Colomn Caled the Town-Tax the sum of Thirty Dollors 
on or before the Last day of Sept Next. 

Also you are to pay to the Treasury of this Town another 
sum of Fifty Dollors on or before the first day of Dec' Next. 

Also you are to pay to the Treasury of this Town the Ee- 
mander of this list being Twenty one Dollor seventy three 
Cents on or before the first day of March 1799 

And you are to follow the Eules. & Directions of the Law 
in Leveying & Colecting the same & this shall be your sufl&- 
cient Warrant 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



343 



Given Under my hands and seal at Derryfield this 20* 
day of Aiigt 1798 

\ John Goffe 
Daniel Davis 

John Stark Jur 

Select Men 
List of Tax for 1798 

Town School State 

Cts. Cts. Cts. 

Thomas Whitaker $0.36 0.30 0.20 

Samuel Starks 1.74 0.96 0.96 

James Emerson 1.30 0.70 0.70 

John Stevens 1.64 0.36 0.36 

Anny Nutt 0.09 0.05 0.05 

Elizabeth Nutt 0.06 0.04 0.04 

John Hall 0.36 0.20 0.20 

Daniel Davise 1.64 0.91 0.91 

David Eowel 0.36 0.20 0.20 

Jonathan Stevens 0.57 0.31 0.31 

CoP Eobert M'^ Gregor 0.27 0.15 0.15 

Capt Willian Blodget 0.55 0.30 0.30 

Isaac Babson 0.45 0.25 0.25 

James Black 0.36 0.20 0.20 

David Young 0.64 0.35 0.35 

Joseph Farmer J"^ 1.75 0.30 0.30 

David Stevens 1.05 0.58 0.58 

Lieu Ebenezar Stevens 1.58 0.88 . 0.88 

Joshua Blodget 1.30 0.70 0.70 

Luke Woodbury 0.84 0.47 0.47 

Barney M<= Cain^ 0.08 0.05 0.05 

Thomas Lancy 0.73 0.31 0.31 

Capt John Goffe 1.71 0.94 94 

Capt Samuel Moors 3.33 1.85 1.85 

Samuel Moors Jur 0.40 0.23 0.23 

Joseph Moors 1.49 0.82 0.82 

Katy Moors 0.70 0.39 0.39 

Enos Webster 3.00 1.66 1.66 

David Webster Jur 0.45 0.24 0.24 



344 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 



William Nutt 1.43 

Elijah A. Nutt 0.38 

Lieu Samuel Smith 1.11 

Lieu The° Griffin 1.23 

Benjamin F Stark 0.36 

Kath^ Baker 1.27 

Nath^ Merrel 1.23 

Philip Stevens 0.72 

Isaac Stevens 0.45 

John Harvey 1.68 

John Tufts 0.87 

James Saunders 0.40 

Samuel Blodget Esq' 4.93 

Samuel P Kidder 0.95 

Edward Pay 0.36 

Stephen Whitker 0.81 

John Stark Esq"" 3.34 

John Ray 1.71 

James Young 0.40 

Gen John Stark 4.22 

Lieu Ephrim Stevens 1.34 

Job Powel 1.24 

John Hall J"' 0.45 

William Martin 0.36 

Theodore Combs 0.36 

Isaac Huse 3.16 

Abel Huse 1.33 

Josiah Huse 0.36 

James Masury 0.68 

William Farmer 0.84 

Pichard Hardy 1.10 

Joseph Farmer 0.44 

Lieu Daniel Hall 2.01 

Samuel Hall 1.00 

Hezekiah Young 0.73 

Israel Young 1.77 



0.65 


0.65 


0.21 


0.21 


0.61 


0.61 


0.67 


0.67 


0.20 


0.20 


0.70 


0.70 


0.68 


0.68 


0.41 


0.41 


0.25 


0.25 


0.92 


92 


0.48 


0.48 


0.23 


0.23 


2.71 


2.71 


0.52 


52 


0.20 


0.20 


0.44 


0.44 


1.85 


1.85 


0.93 


0.93 


0.21 


0.21 


2.34 


2 34 


0.74 


0.74 


0.69 


0.69 


0.25 


0.25 


0.20 


0.20 


0.20 


0.20 


1.74 


1.74 


0.73 


0.73 


0.20 


0.20 


0.38 


0.38 


0.46 


0.46 


0.61 


0.61 


0.25 


0.25 


1.10 


110 


0.55 


0.55 


0.40 


0.40 


0.98 


0.98 



EAULY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 345 



Charles Emerson 0.75 

Peter Emerson 1.45 

Capt. John Perham 2.34 

Jonathan Young 1,75 

William Perry 0.55 

Thomas Griffin 1.92 

John Griffin 0.40 

Lawrence Buckley 0.51 

Ebenezar Corning 0.56 

Thomas Cheney 1.50 

Philip Heseltine 0.79 

Moses Merrel 0.43 

Asa Heseltine 0.36 

Asa Heseltine Ju"^ 1.35 

John Heseltine 0.45 

David Webster 0.57 

John Webster J™ 0.76 

Major John Webster 2.14 

Israel Webster 0.76 

Amos Webster 0.55 

John Dickey Ju^ 0.54 

Benj^ Heseltine 0.35 

Jonathan Hesetine 0.82 

Thomas Amey 0.36 

John Dickey 1.10 

William Dickey 0.36 

Arch^ Gamel 2.59 

Timothy Dustin 1.15 

William Perham ^ 2.03 

David Flint Ju' ' 0.39 

David Flint 1.21 

John Brown 0.68 

James Nutt 1.47 

Stephen Pingre 1.06 

David Heseltine 0.89 

Charles M<= Coy 0.64 

Jacob Smith 0.57 



0.41 


0.41 


0.80 


0.80 


1.29 


1.29 


0.96 


0.96 


0.30 


0.30 


1.05 


1.05 


0.23 


0.23 


0.27 


0.27 


0.31 


0.31 


0.82 


0.82 


0.42 


0.42 


0.24 


0.24 


0.20 


0.20 


85 


85 


0.25 


25 


0.31 


31 


0.41 


41 


1.18 


1.18 


0.41 


41 


0.30 


0.30 


0.29 


0.29 


0.30 


0.30 


0.44 


0.44 


0.20 


0.20 


0.60 


0.60 


0.20 


0.20 


1.42 


1.42 


0.63 


0.63 


1.12 


1.12 


0.21 


0.21 


0.66 


0.66 


0.36 


0.36 


0.78 


0.78 


0.56 


0.56 


0.49 


49 


0.35 


35 


0.30 


0.30 



346 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Eecorded Sept 1 1798 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To Benjamin F Stark Colector of Taxes in tlie Town of 
Derryfield for the Year 1798 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of Said State to Levy 
& collect the sum total of this List, of each person the sum 
Respectifuly sat down against their names — 

This List being the schoolhouse Tax you are not to Collect 
the same untill the fifth day of November next & then you 
are to allow to each person named in this List the sum that 
Jolin Stark Esqr Capt Sam®^ Moors & Major John Webster 
(Who are appointed to over see the Building of the School- 
houses) shall return to you that each person named in this 
List that which they have payd to them agreeable to a Vote 
of the Town Eespecting the same 

And you are to pay What you Colect of the said Tax t® 
Samuel P Kidder Town Treasurer or the Treasurer for the 
Time being on or before the fytinth day of Dec' Next and 
you are to follow the Eules & Directions of the Law in Levy- 
ing & Colecting the same and this shall be your SuSient 
Warrant 

Given under our Hands & Seal at Derryfield this twentieth 
day of August Anno Dom 1798 

John Goffe 
Daniel Davis 
John Stark Jur 

Sellect Men 
Schoolhouse Tax 



Joshua Blodgett . 
Luke Woodbury . 
Barney M"^ Cain . 
Th° Laney . . 
Capt John Goff . 
Capt Sam^^ Moors 
Sam^ Moor Ju'' . 
Joseph Moor . . 



3.67 
2.37 
0.24 
2.04 
4.82 
9.43 
1.16 
4.21 



John Hall Jur 
William Martin 
The° Combs 
Isaac Huse . 
Abel Huse . 
Josiah Huse 
Ja' Masury . 
Will"' Farmer 



1.30 
1.02 
1.02 
8.92 
3.74 
1.02 
1.93 
2.38 



EARLY KECORDS OF DEREYFIELD. 



347 



Nath^ Moor . 

Enos Webster . 

David Webster 

William Niitt 

Elijah Nutt . 

Lt Sam^i Smith 

Lt. Th° Griffin 

Th° Whiteker 

Sam^i Stark 

Ja^ Emerson 

John Stevens 

Anny Nutt . 

Eliz^ Nutt . 

John Hall . 

Ensign Daniel 

David Eowel 

Jon^ Stevens 

Col'^ Eobert M'= Gregor 0.77 

Capt William Blodget 1.54 

Isaac Babson . , . 1.29 

Ja« Black .... 1.02 



Davis 



1.99 
8.40 
1.24 
3.35 
1.19 
3.13 
3.46 
1.02 
4.89 
3.67 
1.79 
0.24 
0.20 
1.02 
4.63 
1.02 
1.58 



Charles M'^ Coy . . 


1.79 


David Young . . . 


1.79 


Joseph Farmer Jur . 


4.14 


David Stevens . . 


2.96 


Major John Webster 


6.03 


Isarel Webster . . 


2.13 


Lt Eben^ Stevens . . 


4.45 


Lt Eph"^ Stevens . . 


3.77 


Job Eowel .... 


5.52 



John Dickey . . . 1.02 

William Dickey . . 3.10 

Arch^ Gamel . . . 7.31 

Jacob Smith . . . 1.61 

Tymoth Dustin . . 3.24 

William Perham . . 5.77 



Eichard Hardy 
Joseph Farmer 
Lt Daniel Hall 
Sam^i Hall . 
Hez*^ Young . 
Israel Young . 
Ja^ Young . . 
Charles Emerson 
Peter Emerson 
Capt John Perham 
Jon* Young . 
William Perry 
Thomas Griffin 
John Griffin . 
Lawrence Buckley 
Eben"" Corning 
Th° Cheney . 
Philip Heselting 
Moses Merel . 
Asa Heseltine Ju' 
Asa Heseltine . 
David Heseltine 
John Heseltine 
David Webster 
John Webster Jr 
Amos Webster 
John Dickey Jr 
Benj* Heseltine 
Jon* Heseltine 
Th° Amy . . 
David Flint Jur 
David Flint . 
John Brown . 
James Nutt . 
Stephen Pingre 
Benj* F Stark 



3.12 

1.27 

5.89 

2.84 

2.07 

5.12 

1.16 

1.11 

4.10 

6.63 

4.94 

1.54 

5.41 

1.16 

1.44 

1.59 

4.22 

2.22 

1.25 

4.39 

1.02 

2.52 

1.31 

1.62 

2.13 

1.54 

1.42- 

1.54 

2.28 

1.02 

1.09 

3.40 

1.86 

4.10 

2.97 

1.62 



348 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Nath^ Baker . . . 3.62 


Gen John Stark . 


11.90 


Ezikiel Stevens . . 6.05 


Naty Merrel . . 


3.48 


Isaac Stevens . . . 1.20 


Philip Stevens 


2.13 


John Tufts . . . 2.42 


John Harvey 


4.71 


Sam^i Blodget Esq' . 13.88 


Ja^ Sanders . . 


1.16 


Edward Eay . . . 1.02 


Sam^^ P Kidder . 


2.67 


John Stark Jui' Esq 9.45 


Stephen Whitiker 


2.24 




John Eay . . . 


4.78 


Recorded Sept 1 1798 







John Tufts Town Clerk 

"We the suhscrihers being appointed a Commitee to Deter- 
mine on the places to build three schoolhouses in the Town 
of Derryfield We have accordingly Viewed & Determined on 
said plases Viz 

The first to be the school house standing near John Stark's 
Esq' and to be finishd Where it now Stands, and to be Called 
the Federal School House 

The second school house to stand on the Highway between 
Capt Sam^^ Moors and Enos Webster on the North side of 
the spring that runs Cross the Eoad and to be Caled the 
UNION School House 

The third school house to stand on the highway between 
Mr. Archabld Gamel & Major John Webster to be set within 
six Eood of the spot where the School House is Now Fraimed 
and to be Caled the Freedom School House. 
Derryfield July 7*^ 1798 

John Stark Ju' 
John Eay 
Sam^ P Kidder 
John Webster 
John Goffe 

Commitee 
Recorded Oetr 1798 

John Tufts T Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 
To Job Eowel Constabel of Derryfield for the Year of 1798 
Greeting 



EARLY KECOEDS OP DERRYFIELD. 349 

You are hereby required to notify & Warn a Meeting of all 
the Inhabitants of Derryfield & Litchfield that are Qualifyd 
by Law to vote in Town Meeting to Meet at the Dwelling 
house of Capt Sam ^^ Moor in Derryfield on Friday the first 
day of March next at one °Clock P M. To act on the follow- 
ing Articles (Viz) 

]^th fpQ Choose a Moderator to Eegulate said Meeting 

2nt fjiQ Choose one Man of those belonging to Derryfield 
or Litchfield to Eepresent the Destrict of Derryfield & Litch- 
field in the General Court the present Year 

And make due return of this Warrant with Your doings 
thereon at or before the day of holding Said 

Given Under our hands and seal at Derryfield this 2°*^ 

day of Feby A D 1798 

John Stark Jun' 

Daniel Davis 

Select Men 
Hillsboroug ss 

Pursuant to the above Warrant I have notifyd the Inhabi- 
tants of said town of time & place and for the porposes Within 
Mentioned by posting a Coppy of said Warrant 

Job Eowel Consntabel 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To David Campell Constabel of Litchfield for the Year 
1798 Greeting 

You are hereby required to Notify a Meeting of all the the 
Inhabitants of Litchfield & Derryfield that are Qualifyd by 
Law to Vote in Town Meeting to Meet at the Dwelling House 
of Capt Sam^^ Moor in Derryfield on friday the first day of 
March next at one " Clock P M to act on the following 
Articles (Viz) 

1"* To Choose a Moderator to regulate said Meeting 

2iit ipQ Choose one man of Derrj^field & Litchfield to rep- 
resent the Distrect of Derryfield & Litchfield in the General 
Court the present Year 



350 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

And make due return of this Warrant at or before the day 

of holding said Meeting 

Given Under our hands & seal at Derryfield this 2''* day of 

Feby A D 1799 

John Stark Jun' 

David Davis 

Select Men 

Agreeable to the Within Warrand I have Warned the free- 
holders and other Inhabitants to meet at the Time and place 
and for the purposes Within Mentioned 

David Campel Constable for Litchfield 
Recorded March 2°*^ 

John Tufts Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshere Hillsborough s s 
To Job Eowell Constable of Derryfield for the year 1798 
Greeting 

You are hereby required to notify and warn a- 

meeting of all the freeholders and other Inhabitents 

of Derryfield qualified as the Law directs to meet 

at the Meeting house in said Derryfield on Monday 

fourth day of March next at 12 o Clock at noon to act on the 

following articles Viz 

-j^st (Jq Choose a Moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 
2^^ to Choose all Town Officers that may Be Necessary 
S'^ to hear all accompts against the Town & vote there on 
4*** to see if the Town will vote that the Second and third 
Classes should have Liberty to detarmin their Classes and 
places to Build their School Houses provided they do agree 
by the first Day of April next insuing 

5*^ To see how much Money the Town will Vote to de- 
fray town Charges 

6*^^ to See how much Money the town will Vote to hire 
preaching the present year 

7*^ to Bringin your vots for Governour Council and 
Senate and County Treasurer and Eecorder of Deeds 



Seal 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 351 

8*^^ to see how much Money the Town will Vote to repair 
the high way the present year — 

9^ to hear the report of the Committee that was chosen 
to Settle with the former Select Men and Constables 

10*^ to hear the Eeport of the Committee that was 
Chosen to Sell the pew Ground in the Galery of the Meeting- 
house and appropriate the money to repair the Same 

ll**^ to see if the Town will Choose one or more persons 
to prosicute Hannah Farmer for Cuting Stealing one Leaf 
out of the Town Book of Records* 

12^ article to see what method the Town will take to 
obtain a Map of s*^ Town so that they may tax the nonresident 
Land in said Town for the future 

And make return of this warrent with your doings at or 
befor the time of holding Said Meeting Given under our 
hands and Seal this 2'^<^ day of FelDruary A 1799 

John Stark J"" 
Daniel Davis 

Select men 

Pursuant to the within warrant I have warned the free- 
holders and other Inhabitants of time and place and for 
purposes within mentioned 

Job Rowell Constable 

March 4 1799 At a Meeting Duly Warned & holden for 
that purpose as appears by the fourgoing Warrent 

Voted Lt Daniel Davis Moderator 

Voted That this Meeting be carried on by hand votes 

Voted Samuel Moor J' Town Clerk 

Voted John Eay Joseph Moor and Daniel Davis Select 
Men Sworn 

Voted Samuel P Kidder Constable Sworn. 



*In the back part of Vol. 2, Town Book, written on inverted 
leaves, are several pages of Vital Records. Sheet containing 
pages 5 and 6 is missing. This is doubtless the one removed by 
Hannah Farmer, and the fact that it is missing now is very 
good evidence that it was never recovered. — Editor. 



852 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted Samuel P Kidder Treasurer Sworn 
Voted James Nutt Thomas Lancy John Harvy John Eay 
James Emerson Capt Ephraim Stevens Timothy Dustin 
Thomas Cheney and all Sworn Surveyor of Highways 

Voted The Select Men fence Viewers & oversers of the 
Poor 

Voted Samuel P Kidder Sealer of Waits & Measurs 
Voted Joseph Moor Samuel Moor J"^ Philip Heseltine J' 
Job Eowell & Samuel Hall Hogreeves all Sworn 

Voted Joseph Moor John Tufts Samuel P Kidder and 
Isreal Webster Surveyors of Lumber all Sworn 

Voted Benjamin Heseltine Nathaniel Merrell Culler of 
staves s*^ Merriel appeard and was Sworn Heseltine not 
Sworn 

Voted Enos Webster Jonathan Young John Harvy and 
Josiah Huse all Sworn Fishwards 

Voted Job Eowell fishward but reconsidered the vote 
Article 4 It was said by some to be a vote but was dis- 
puted by others who said it was not and was not maid Cer- 
tain 

Votes For Govenor John T Gilman Esqr 39 

Voted to prosicute Hannah Farmer 'for the damage don the 
Town Book of Eecords by Cuting and distroying a Leaf of 
the same 

Votes for Councilers for Eobert Wallace Esqr ... 24 
Vots for Senators for Eobert M'' Gregor Esqr ... 25 

for John Orr Esqr 3 

Vots for County Treasurer Eobert Means Esqr ... 55 
Vots for County Eegister Jonathan Smith E^'^' ... 46 
Voted To Ajourn this Meeting to Monday the 18 Instent 
Met according to ajournment 
Voted to Eaise 80 Dollars to pay the Town Charges 
Voted to Eaise fifty Dollars for preaching 
Voted the Select Men a Committy to hire preaching the 
present year 

Voted to Eaise one Dollar on the Poll or 8 shilling to 
Eepair the Highways the Present year 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRTFIELD. 353 

Voted to pospon the 9"* article to the next Meeting 

Voted Samuel P Kidder four Dollars for his Servise for 
Town Treasurer two years past 

Voted John Stark J"" Esqr to provid a Map of the Town So 
that the nonresident Land can be Taxed for the future. 

Voted to Vandue the Colectorship & strike it off to the 
Lowest Bidder 

Collectorship Struck off to Josiah Huse at 7| seven pence 
half penny on the Pound for Collecting 

Voted Joseph Farmer Benjamin F Stark Fishwards and 
Sworn Both of them 

Voted Josiah Huse David Flint & Stephen Pingry a Com- 
mittee to Settle with the former Select Men & Collectors and 
Town Treasurer 

Poor Bridget Wood's bid off to John Stevens at fifty 
seven Dollars 

Voted to alow Daniel Davis his accompt for Service as 
Select Man for the year 1798 $8.20 

Voted to alow John Stark J"^ Esqr his accompt for 
Service as a Select Man for the year 1798 .... 4.25 

Voted John Tufts four Dollars for his service as 
Clerk for the year 1798 4.00 

Voted Samuel Moor J' to prosicute Hannah Farmer for 
Cuting a leaf out of the Town Book of Kecords 

Voted to accept the Eeport of the Commitee that were 
appointed to sell the Pewground in the Gallery of the Meet- 
inghouse the report is as follows 

We the Subscribers Committe to sell the Pewground in 
the Gallery of the Meetinghouse in Derryfield for repairing 
s*^ House do report as follows 

first the Pews were Sold for . 
Nathan Emerson's Bill for work 
Parley Emerson's Bill for work 
Daniel Davis's account . . . 
Capt Samuel Moor's account . 



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354 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

John Stark for His enpence 9 

Israel Young for Plank 5 



20 5 6 

Recorded April 16 1799 

Saml Moor J' Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Job Eowell Constable for the Town of Derry'field for the 
Year 1798 Greeting 

Agreeable to a Venery from the Clerk of the Court of 
Common pleas in and for said County. You are hereby 
Directed to warn the freeholders and other inhabitants of of 
said Derryfield to meet at their meetinghouse on monday the 
fourth day of March next at four o'Clock A M to act on the 
following article Viz) 

jst r^Q Choose a Moderator to Govern said Meeting 

2^^ to Choose one Man of these Duly Qualified to serve 
as a grand Juror at March term on the last Tusday at, ten 
Clock four Noon 

And make due retur of this Warrant with yourdoings 
thereon, on or before the day of holding said Meeting 

Given under My hand and seal at Derryfield this twenty- 
second day of February 

John Tufts T Clerk 

Pursuant to the above warrant I have Warned as above by 
posting a Coppy of this Warrant 

Job Eowiell Constable 

A gre cable to the foregoing Warrant the Inhabitants Met 
and made Choise of Sam^ P Kidder as Moderator 

Voted James ISTutt Grand Juror agrable to the above War- 
rant 

Eecorde April 16"^ 1799 

S"" Moor J^ T. Clerk 



EAELY RECOEDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



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MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



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EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



361 



5tate of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Josiah Huse Collector of Taxes in the town 
of Derryfield for the year 1799 Greeting 
You are required in the Name of s** State to 



Levey and Collect the whole of this List of Taxes 
here with Commited to You. You are to Collect of each 
Person named in this List the several Sums Eespectively sat 
down a gainst their names and You are to pay to the Treas- 
urer of this County ten Dollars and ninty five Cents on or 
before the first Day of September next to be paid of the 
Collomn called the County Tax 

Also You are to pay to the Treasurer of this Town the 
remander of this Lis of Taxes on or before the first Day of 
February one thousand eighthundred 

And if any Person Refuse or neglect to pay their Tax 
You are to follow the Eules and directions of the Law in 
Levying and Collecting the same And this Shall be your 
Sufficient "Warrant 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this thirtieh 
day of July Ad 1799 

Joseph Moor 
Daniel Davis 

Select Men 
List of Taxes for the Year 1799 

Town Tax School County 

Isaac Stevens $0.82 

Nathaniel Merrill 1 57 

Samuel Stark 2 86 

James Emerson 1 79 

Thomas Whitker^ 51 

Stephen Whiteker 1 12 

Nathaniel Kimbel 82 

John Stevens 1 24 

Gen^ John Stark 5 33 

Joseph Farmer 1 85 

Cap* Ephraim Stevens .... 1 99 

David Stevens 93 



0.37 


0.07 


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.14 


131 


25 


82 


15 


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4 


52 


9 


37 


7 


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2 44 


47 


.85 


17 


91 


17 


43 


8 



362 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Lt Ebenezer Stevens 

James Young . . . 

Israel Young , . . 

David Young . . . 

Hezekiah Young . , 

John Hall J'^ . . . 
Sam^ Hall .... 

L* Daniel Hall . . 

Eichard Hardy . . 

William Farmer . , 

David Flint J^ . . . 

Stephen Pingry . . 

David Flint . . . 

Elijah A Nutt . . 

Edward Eay . . . 

John Eay . . . . / 

Joseph Moor . . . 

Daniel Davis . . . 

Simeon Stevens . . 

Enos Webster . . . 

David Webster J'' . . 
James Nutt .... 

John Brown . . . 
James Black .... 

Charles M'^ Coy . . 

Samu^ Blodget Esqr . 
Laurance Buckley 
Ebenezer Corning 

Thomas Cheney . . 

William Berry . . 

John Heseltine . . 

John Griffin . , . 

Thomas Griffin . . 
William Perham . 

Jonathan Young . . 

Capt John Perham . 



2 45 


113 


22 


74 


34 


6 


2 34 


107 


21 


51 


23 


4 


66 


30 


5 


60 


28 


5 


88 


40 


7 


2 76 


127 


24 


94 


43 


7 


150 


70 


13 


66 


31 


5 


180 


84 


16 


121 


56 


10 


56 


26 


5 


0.51 


0.23 


0.04 


2 26 


104 


21 


2 28 


105 


21 


2 16 


99 


19 


51 


23 


4 


2 55 


118 


22 


67 


29 


5 


164 


75 


14 


105 


48 


8 


51 


23 


4 


69 


32 


5 


5 08 


2 30 


40 


74 


34 


6 


64 


28 


6 


2 19 


101 


20 


56 


26 


5 


68 


31 


6 


74 


34 


6 


2 14 


97 


19 


2 95 


136 


26 


2 35 


108 


21 


3 16 


145 


26 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 363 



Charles Emerson . . 

Peter Emerson , , 

Amos Webster . . . 

David Webster . . 

John Webster . . . 

Iseral Webester . . 
Mager John Webster 
Philip Heseltine Join' 

Asa Heseltine . . . 

David Heseltine . . 

Joseph Burbank . . 

Philip Heseltine . . 

Moses Merrill . . . 
Jonathan Stevens 

Asa Heseltine J"^ . . 

Josiah Huse . . . 
Abel Hiise .... 
Isaac Huse .... 

Cap* John Masury , . 

Timothy Dusten . . 

Jacob Smith . . . 

Archable Gamble . . 

John Dickey . . . 

Sam^ P Kidder . . . 

John Stark Esqr . . 
Job Eowell .... 

Theodore Coombs . . 

Isaac Babson . . . 

Ben^ F Stark . . . 

John Harvy . . . 

Barnet M'= Cain . . 

Luke Woodbury . . 
Joshua Blodget . 

Thomas Lancy . . . 

William Harris . . 

James Sanders . . 



103 


47 


8 


2 10 


96 


19 


66 


30 


6 


66 


30 


5 


0.81 


0.41 


0.07 


175 


80 


15 


2 31 


107 


21 


51 


23 


4 


51 


23 


4 


82 


37 


7 


83 


37 


7 


110 


50 


7 


57 


27 


5 


161 


73 


14 


2 32 


107 


20 


51 


23 


4 


154 


71 


14 


3 85 


176 


36 


124 


56 


10 


169 


78 


15 


71 


32 


6 


3 41 


156 


26 


146 


66 


12 


152 


70 


14 


3 90 


179 


36 


196 


90 


19 


51 


23 


4 


63 


29 


6 


51 


23 


4 


210 


96 


19 


0.79 


0.37 


0.07 


86 


39 


7 


1.74 


80 


15 


62 


28 


5 


87 


40 


6 


51 


23 


4 



364 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 



Capt Samuel Moor 
Samuel Moor J"^ . 
Nathaniel Moor . 
William Nutt . . 
Lt Samuel Smith . 
Lt Thof ° Griffin . 
Nathaniel Baker . 
John Tufts . . . 
Philip Stevens . . 
Ezekiel Stevens 
Jonathan Heseltine 
Benjamin Heseltine 
John Dickey J"^ 
William Martin . 
John Hall . . . 
David Eowell . . 
Jonas Harvey . . 



4 00 


183 


35 


56 


26 


6 


84 


39 


7 


2 01 


92 


18 


139 


64 


8 


1.19 


54 


10 


147 


67 


12 


103 


47 


08 


94 


43 


8 


2 80 


129 


24 


88 


40 


7 


51 


23 


4 


76 


35 


6 


51 


23 


4 


51 


23 


4 


51 


23 


4 


51 


23 


4 



Total .... 221.37 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To Thomas Lancy Surveyor of Highways in the 
Town of Derryfield for the Year 1799 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the Name of s^ state 

to keep in good repair the Highway, fit for Teams 
&° from Litchfield Town line to Nathaniel Bakers hous 
Likewise from Capt Sam^ Moors ferry to the top of the 
Sandhill on the Eoad that Leads to william Perhams, and 
You are hereby empowered to call to your assistance the 
Persons named in this List to work out the Sum of Money 
affixed to each of their names with such tools as you shall 
think Necessary Allowing each Man for a days work sixty 
seven Cents and for a yoke of Oxen fifty Cents & for a Cart 
or plough thirty three Cents and you are to follow the rules 
and directions of the Law, Eelating to your office 

Given Under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this twenty- 
ninth day of June 1799 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



365 



You are by direc 


ted to 


settle this List with the 


Town 


Treasurer agreeable 


to Law 


Daniel Davis 
Joseph Moor 








Select Men 


Thomas Lancy, . 


$1.20 


Enos Webster . . 


5.19 


Luke Woobury , 


121 


David Webster . 


128 


Joshua Blodget . 


2.70 


Simeon Stevens . 


.97 


Barnet W Cain . 


159 


William Nutt . . 


4.09 


William Harris . 


1.74 


Elijah A Nutt . 


109 


Joseph Moor , . 


4 65 


Lt Sami Smith . 


2 75 


Cap* Sam^ Moor . 


8 00 


Lt TheoP Griffin 


2 37 


Nathaniel Moor . 


167 


Kathaniel Baker . 


2 95 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To Cap* Ephraim Stevens Surveyor of high ways 
in Derryfield for the Year 1799 Greetint? 

SEAL "^ * 

^____ You are hereby required in the Name of s*^ 
State to keep in good repair the Highway from the 
Meeting House to Humphries Brook and to Joseph Farmers 
J' and past Your own house to James Youngs, and you are 
hereby empowered to Call to Your assistance the Persons 
named in this List to work out the Sums of Money affixed to 
each of their Names, with Such tools as You Shall think 
necessary allowing each Man for a days work sxxtyseven 
Cents for a yoke of Oxan fifty Cents for a Cart or plough 
thirtythree Cents, and You are to follow the Eules and 
directions of the Law Eelating to Your office. You are 
hereby directed to &etle this List with the Town Treasurer 
a greeable to Law — 

Given Under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this twenty- 
ninth Day of June Ad 1799 

Daniel Davis 
Joseph Moor 

Select Men 



L* Daniel Hall . 


. $5 47 


Samuel Hall . . 


. 173 


JohnHallJ' . . 


. 1.16 


Israel Young . . 


. 4 75 


Hezekiah Young . 


. 97 



366 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Capt Ephraim Stevns $4.08 
Lt Ebenezer Stevens 4.98 
David Stevens . . 1.77 
Joseph Farmer J' . 3.81 
James Young . . . 1 49 

State of Xewhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To Thomas Cheney Surveyor of Highways in the 
I Town of Derrj-field for the year 1799 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of Said 

State to keep in good repair the high way from 
Capt. James Masuryes to Jonathan Stevens or Londonderry 
and to L Derry by Ebenezer Comings and past Asa Hesel- 
tines to Chester Eoad that goes past Major Websters also 
the Highway from your house to the Corner of Ceaser Grif- 
fins field and past Ceaser Grifiins to L Derry Town Line and 
you are to Call to your assistance the Several Persons Named 
in this list here with Commited to you to work out the sum 
of Money afl&xed to each of their Names with Such tools as 
you Shall think necessary allowing each Man for a days 
work sixtyseven Cents and for a pair of Oxen fifty Cents for 
a Cart or plough thirtythree Cents and if any person neg- 
lect or Eefuse to work out their Tax You are to follow the 
rules and directions of the Law Eespecting your office in 
Collecting the Same and you are hereby directed to setle 
with the Town Treasurer for this List by the first day of 
June 1800 and pay the Ballance to him if any there are due 
in Your hands 

Given Under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this Eleventh 
Day of June 1799 

Joseph Moor 
Daniel Davis 

Select Men 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



367 



Thomas Cheney 


. $4.43 


Philip Heseltine 


. $3 31 


Capt James ]\Ias 


Liry 3,49 


Asa Heseltine 


. 100 


Abel Huse 


. 3.13 


iVsa Heseltine J"" 


. 4 68 


Isaac Huse 


. 7.57 


Joseph Burbank 


. 160 


Josiah Huse . 


. 1.00 


David Webster 


. 138 


Moses Merrell 


. 1.15 


John Heseltine 


. 137 


Jonathan Stevens 


. 3.24 


Eben"" Corning 


. 13^ 


Thomas Griffin 


. . 394 


William Perry 


. 112 


John Griffin . 


. 148 


Laiirance Buckle} 


^ . 148 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To James Emerson Surveyor of Highways in 
IDerryfield for the year 1799 Greeting 

I You are required in the name of s^ State to keep 

in good repair fit for Teams & '^ the Highway from 
Chester Town Line to General Starks and you are hereby 
enpowered to Call to Your assistance the Persons named in 
this List to work out the Sum of Money affixed to each of 
their Names, -with Such tools as you Shall think necessary 
Allowing each Man for a days work Sixtyseven Cents and 

for a yoak of oxen fifty Cents and for a Cart or Plough 

thirty three Cents and you are to follow the Eules and direc- 
tions of the Law relating to your office You are hereby 
directed to Setle this List with the Town Treasurer a greeable 

to Law 

Given Under our hand and Seal at Derr3'field this twenty- 
ninth Day of June Ad 1799 

Daniel Davis 
Joseph Moor 
■* Select Men 



James Emerson . 


. $3.63 


Isaac Babson . . 


. $1.33 


Nath'^ Kimble . 


. 163 


Thomas Whiteker 


. 0.35 


John Stevens . . 


. 3 45 


Stephen AYhiteker 


. 3.25 


Samuel Stark . . 


. 5 79 







368 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



State of Kewhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To John Eay Surveyor of Highways in Derryfield 
for the Year 1799 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of s"^ State 

to Keep in good repair the highways fit for Teams 
& " from General Starks to M° Gregors Bridge thence down 
the new Eoad that to Humphres Brook thence up the other 
Eoad that leads past Job Rowells, and you are hereby em- 
powered to Call to Your assistance the Persons named in 
this List to work out the Sum of Money affixed to each of 
their names with Such tools as you Shall think necessary 
allowing each Man for a Days work sxty seven Cents and 
for a yoke of Oxen fifty Cents & for a Cart or plough thirty 
three Cents, and you are to follow the Rules and directions 
of the Law Relating to your ofl&ce. You are hereby directed 
to setle this List with the Town Treasurer a greeable to Law, 
Given Under our hand and seal at Derryfield this Twenty- 
ninth Day of June Ad 1799 

Daniel Davis 
Joseph Moor 

Select Men 



John Ray . . . 


4 61 


Gen^ John Stark . 


10 78 


John Stark J"^ Esqr 


7 82 


Benjamin F Stark 


97 


Sam^ Blodget Esq' 


10.11 


Job Rowell . . 


4 01 


Sam^ P Kidder . 


3.14 


Edward Ray . . 


97 


William P Martin 


97 


David Young . . 


97 


Theodore Coombs 


97 


David Rowell . . 


.97 



State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To James ISTutt Surveyor of Highways in Derry- 
1 field for the Year 1799 Greeting 

SEAL, . 

I You are hereby Required in the name of s*^ State 

to keep in good repair the Highway from Nathaniel 
Merrils past your house to London Derry Town Line and to 
the Lane that goes to Thomas Griffins and from Huses Cor- 
ner or the great Road a long past William perhams towards 



EARLY RECORDS OF DBRRYFIELD. 



369 



the Eiver to the Top of the Sandhill by the School House, 
and you are hereby empowered to Call to Your assistance 
the Persons named in this List to work out the sum of Money 
affixed to each of their Names with such tool as 3^ou shall 
think necessary allowing each Man for a days work sixty- 
seven Cents and for a yoke of Oxen fifty Cents and for a Cart 
or plough thirty three Cents: and you are to follow the 
Eules and Directions of the Law Relating to your office 
You are hereby Directed to setle this List with the Town 

Treasurer a greeable to Law 

Given Under our hand and seal at Derryfield this twenty- 
ninth Day of June Ad 1799 

Daniel Davis 
Joseph Moor 

Select Men 



James Nutt . . 


. $3 35 


Cap*^ John Perham 


$6 37 


John Brown . . 


. 160 


Jonat^ Young 


4 77 


William Perham . 


. 5 89 


Sephen Pingry . 


3 69 


L* Daniel Davis . 


. 4 37 


David Flint . . 


2 64 


Charles Emerson . 


. 2 03 


David Flint J' . 


128 


Peter Emerson . 


. 4 27 







State of iN'ewhampshire Hillsborough ss. 

To Timothy Dustin Surveyor of Highways in 
Derryfield for the year 1799 Greeting 

You are hereby requred in the Name of s"* State 

to keep in good repair the Highway from the Meet- 
ing Hous past your House and past Major Websters to Ches- 
ter Town Line and to Jonathan Heseltines and from the 
Meetinghous to Cap* James Masury You are hereby em- 
powered to Call to your assistance the Persons Named in 
this List to work out the sum of Money affixed to each of 
their names with such tools as you shall think necessary 
allowing each Man for a Dayswork Sixtyseven Cents for a 
Yoke of Oxen fifty Cents and for a Cart or Plough thirty- 
three Cents, and you are to follow the rules and directions of 



370 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the Law Eelating to your ofl&ce, You are hereby directed 
to setle this List with the Town Treasurer agreeable to Law 
Given under our hand and seal at Derryfield this Twenty- 
ninth Day of June Ad 1799 

Daniel Davis 
Joseph Moor 

Select Men 



Timothy Dustin . 


$3.45 


Jonath" Heseltine . 


$172 


William Farmer . 


311 


Benjamin HeseP 


97 


Archable Gamble . 


6 90 


Jacob Smith . . . 


141 


John Dickey . . 


2 91 


David Heseltine . . 


162 


John Dickey J' . 


153 


Eichard Hardy . . 


177 


Mager John Webster 


4 75 


Philip Heseltine Join 


' 97 


Israel Webster 


3 53 


Amos Webster . . 


127 


John Webster J^ . 


179 


John Hall .... 


97 



State of ISTewhampshire Hillsboroug 

To John Havy Surveyor of Highways in the Town 
I of Derryfield for the year 1799 Greeting 

_| You are hereby required in the name of s"^ State 

to keep in good repair fit for Teames &'= the High- 
way from Amoskeg Bridge to Nathaniel Bakers House and 
from your house or ferry to the Meeting House and you are 
hereby empowered to Call to your assistance the Persons 
named in this List to work out the sum of Money affixed to 
each of their names with such tools as you shall think neces- 
sary allowing each Man for a Days work Sixty seven Cents 
and for a Yoke of Oxen fifty Cents and for Plough or Cart 
thirty-three Cents and you are to follow the rules and Direc- 
tions of the Law relating to your Office 

You are hereby directed to setle this List with the Town 
Treasurer a greeable to Law 

Given under our hand and seal at Derryfield this twenty- 
ninth Day of June Ad 1799 

Daniel Davie 
Joseph Moor 

Select Men 



EARLY RECORDS OP DERRYFIELD. 371 



John Harvy . . 


$4 24 


Charles M<= Coy . 


$134 


Ezekiel Stevens . 


5 66 


James Black . . 


. 97 


Philip Stevens . 


184 


John Tufts . . 


. 2 02 


Isaac Steven . . 


162 


James Sanders . 


. 97 


Nathaniel Merrill 


3 35 







Eecorded July the 20th 1799 

Sam^ Moor J"" Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough ss 

To Sam^ P Kidder Constable of the Town of 
Derryfield for the year 1799 Greeting 

You are hereby required in the name of s^ state 

to warn all the freeholders and other Inhabitants of 
s*^ Derryfield Qualified by Law to Vote in Town Meeting 
that they meet at their Meeting hous in saird Derryfield on 
friday the twentieth day of September Instaute at three of 
the Clock in the after noon to act on the following articles 
Viz) 

1** To Chuse a Moderator to regulate ^^ Meeting 

2^^ to appoint one Man of those duly Qualified to serve 
as a grand Juror at the Superior Court of Judicature to be 
holden at Amherst within and for ^^ County on the first 
Tusday of October next agreeable to the Venire from the 
Clerk of '^ Court 

3^^ To draw one Man out of the Box to serve as a petit 
Juror at the aforeaid term and make due return of this War- 
rant with your doings thereon to me on or before the Day 
of holding s*^ Meeting. Given under my hand and seal 
Dated at Derryfield this twelfh day of September Ad 1799 

Sam^ Moor J^ Town Clerk 

Hillsborough ss Derryfield 12**' September 1799 Agree- 
able to the within warrant I have Notified the Inhabitants 
of said Derr}^eld to appear at time and place and for the 
purpose within mentioned by posting an attested Copy of the 
within warrant at the Meetinghouse 

Sam^ P Kidder Constable 

Derryfield September the 21^^ Ad 1799 



372 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

at a Meeting duly Warned and Holden for the purpose 
Mentioned in the foregoing Warrant 
1'^ Voted William Farmer Moderator 
2iy Voted John Stark J"" Esqr Grand Juror 
3^^ Major John Webster drawn for Petit Juror 

Eecorded this 21'* day of September Ad 1799 

Samuel Moor J'' Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Sam^ P Kidder Constable in the Town of 
Derryfield for the Year 1799 Greeting 
You are hereby required to warn all the Inhab- 
itants of Derryfield Qualified as the Law directs to 
Vote in said Meeting, to meet at their meeting House in 
said Derryfield on Monday the Eeighteenth day of ISTovember 
Instant at two oClock P M to act on the following articles 
1^* to Choose amoderator to regulate s*^ Meeting 
2^^ to Choose one Man duly Qualified to represent this 
State in the Congress of the United States to hold his place 
as such untill the fourth day of March one thousand eight 
hundred and one. To suply the Vacancy Occasioned by the 
resignation of Peleg Sprague Esq^ And make return of this 
warrant with your doings to us on or before the day of 
holding s** Meeting. 

Given under our hands and Seal dated at Derryfield the 
fourth day of ISTovember A D 1799 

Joseph Moor 
John Eay 

Select Men 
Hillsborough s s Derryfield November 4th 1799 

Agreeable to the within warrant I have Notified the Inhab- 
itants of time and place and purpose within mentioned by 
posting a Copy at their Meetinghouse in Said Derryfield 

Sami P Kidder Constb 

Derryfield November 18th 1799 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 373 

At a Meeting duely warned as appears by the fore going 
warrant 

article 1'* Voted Isaac Huse Moderator 
2^y Woodbury Langdon Esqr 7 Votes 
John Prentise Esqr 6 Votes 

Eecorded November 23'^ 1799 

Sam' Moor J^ Town Clerk 



APPENDIX. 



APPENDIX. 



The following items were found in the back part of the Town 
Books, scattered among vital records and miscellaneous matter, 
and on loose sheets, too late to insert them in their proper 
places. As they belong to the records of the town, it is thought 
best to insert them here, even if out of order. — Editor. 

Provence of Now Hampshir June 4*^ 1766 
Eeceived of Charles Emerson pr the Hand of Con^ John 
Goffe forty Pounds seventeen Shillens New tenor Bills of 
Credit & Eight penees Proclamation Mony the Province tax 
of Derryfield for the year 1766 Rece^ on acou*^ Geo Jafrey 
Esq' Tras' P Eben« Love 
Recorded Nov^ ye 28 1766 

John Hall Town Clark 

At A meeting of the free Houlders and inhabitants of the 
town of Derryfield hied Octobr 29-1764 In the Meetinghoues 
in Sd town agreabl to the forgowen Warned 

Voted John Goffe Modrator 

Voted that the money that wase Reaised in the year 1763 
for Prichen & not Expended for the use Intended Should 
Gow to pay the towns Detes for money Borowed and was 
formorly voted to Eepeair the meeting Houese 

Voted John Goffe & John Stark to Sitel the aCoumpts 
thies that is Betwixte Counstable James Peteres and the In- 
habitentes of Derryfield 

Voted John Goffe Have Libbertey to Buld a pound for the 
town at hies one Coste and Charge near the Brig at hies 
Houese 

Recorded pr Me 

John Hall Town Clark 

377 



378 APPENDIX. 

[Entey, Page 13, Towjsr Book No, 1.] 

tnen Laid out A High wey at A whit pine tree Near to 
Michel M*' Clintoks Hous upon the Grate Road Leeding from 
London Derry to Names Skeeg falls and from thence North 
ward to Samuel Boyds House Standing upon the Eoad and 
Leading to Capt"^ M'' Murphys mill in the most Convenant 
Land for a Eoad from the afore Said Michel M*^ Clintoks to 
the afore Said Samuel Boyds House 
Betted this 2*^ of January A: D: 1769 
per us 

Cornl. John Goffe 
John Hall 

Select Men 
Recorded this 4:^^ Day of Janvary A: D: 1769 

pr me David Starrett Town Clerk 

A transcrip of a high way Lade out by ous three Eods and 
Eunin as follath Begining on Londonderry Line Near 
Gilses Brook So Caled from thence Euning Eastwardly on 
Said Line about half a mile from thence the Nearest and 
Best way to the south land of the Long fang So Caled so 
fare as our Town gows and we Do alow Each man for his 
Land so taken up by ous three Shillings pr 1 acre Gaven 
ounder our hands at Derryfield this 6* Day of June A: D: 
1769 

pr us 

William M^Clintok 

John moor 

Select Men 

Eecorded this 10*^ Day of June A: D: 1769 

pr David Starrett Town Clerk 

[Entry, Page 22, Town Book No. 1.] 

Province of Now Hampshir June 4*'' — 1766 
Eecived of Charles Emerson pr the Hand of Con^ John 
Goffe forty Pounds Seventeen Shillens New tenor Bills of 



APPENDIX. 379 

Credit & Six pound thirteen Shillens. & Eightpences Procla- 
meation Mouy the Province tax of Derryfield for the year 
1766 

Rece^ on acou*^ of Geo-Jaffrey Esq'' Trasr Pr Eben' Love 

Recorded NovV y'' 28— 1766 

John Hall Town Clark 

[Entry, Page 24, Town Book No. 1.] 

Province of Newhampshire Feby"^ 1769 

Received by the hand of John Goffe Esqu'' Ten pounds 
Nine Shillings half pence the province Tax of Derryfield 
for the year 1768 

P^ Geor Jaffrey Treas"^ 

Recorded this 15^^ Day of Febu^ A D: 1770 

p"" David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New hampshire Jany'' 1770 

Rece^ from Ebenezer Stavens by by Coll. Goffe fourteen 
pounds, five Shillings the province Tax of Derryfield for the 
year 1769 £ 14 : 5 : 

p"^ Geo: Jaffrey Treas"* 

Recorded this 15**^ Day of Feby' Ad. 1770 

p David Starrett Town Clerk 

[Entey, Paoe 11, Back Paet of Town Book No. 2.] 

The Report of the Committee appointed to settle with the 
past Selectmen and Constables. 

We find that the Selectmen for the year 1791 Received 
from Constable Gamble £ 2 — 10 — 11 in Specia and also 
11/3 or 12/ in lieu of £ 1—10—0 Indents. Which sums 
they have not accounted for: And is due to the Town. 
Also on settlement with Constable Hall We find three pounds 
— seven shillings and four pence due For which sum he gave 
his Note to the Town 

Also On Settlement with Constable Huse: We find: 



380 APPENDIX. 

That he had over pajr'd his Specie Tax: The sum of £ 1 — 
7—0— To the Town: But there is £ 6—9—3 in Certificates, 
and £2 — 16 — 11 in Indents due from said Constable to the 
Town. 

Also on Settlement with Constable Young We find A Bal- 
lance of Thirty-Six pounds five Shillings & 2'* Due to the 
Town, 

Also on Settlement with Ensign Daniel Davis — a Select- 
man for the Year 1792— We find there is 19/3 of Town 
money in his hand: Which he received from the State, for 
the maintenance of Bridget Woods (Which Bill was £9: 18: 
4^ — ) The he Received for her Maintanance which cost 
him 4/9 in collecting & 3/ he says he forgot to put into the 
Bill — Being 7/9 Which he demands out of the Towns part. 
And we think unreasonable to allow. 
Derryfield March 10*^ 1794 

John Goffe 
John Parham 
Arch** Gamel 

Committee 
The Town D"^ 
To John Perham of the above business .... £0 — 10:6 
Ditto To John Goffe on the above business ... 10:6 

John Goffe gives Credit 3/6 ... . 3:6 



Ballance ... 7 

Selectmen Isaac Huse 

for are Samuel Moor 

1791 John Stark 

Recorded this 16*^ day of May 1796 

Sam^ P Kidder T. Clerk 

[Entry, Page 393, Town Book No, 2.] 

This May Certifye that we the Subscribers Selectmen of 
Derryfield and Chester have run & Settled the East Line of 
Derryfield Begining at a Stake & Stones at the Northeast 



APPENDIX. 381 

corner of sd Derryfield & Runing South two Degrees East 
which is agreeable to the Charter allowing two Degrees varia- 
tion to the Pitchpine Tree marked, 134, which is the South- 
east Bounds of s"^ Lot and is the South west Corner of Chester 
Chester Feb' 21^* 1791 

William White 
Stephen Chase 

Selectmen of Chester 

Recorded March 28th 1791 

John Goffe Town Clerk 
Samuel Moor 
Isaac Huse 
John Stark Jr 
Selectmen of Derryfield 

[Entry, Page 8, Back Part of Town Book, No, 2.] 

October 19*^^ 1792 

by Desire of a Number of petitioners we the subscribers 
selectmen of the Town of Derryfield met & Laid out a high- 
way from that Road that runs from s"^ Derryfield Meeting- 
house to simonds begining at a great Rock between M' 
Huses & M'' Simonds & Running from thence about southerly 
by M'' George Comings saw mill to Londonderry line — said 
Road is three Roads wide Pr 

Daniel Davis 
Samuel Moor 

Select Men 

Recorded June 20^^^ 1793 

John Goffe Town Clerk 

By Disire of a Number of Petitioners We the subscribers 
selectmen of the Town of Derryfield Met and layd out a 
Road or Highway Begining at a Walnut tree at the East side 
of the Road by Amerskeeg Bridge and from thence Runing 
about Southeast by south through Joseph & William Farmers 
land & Ezekiel Stevens land to the top of the Ridge & from 



382 



APPENDIX. 



thence runing about East southeast by marked trees to 
Humpherys brook (so called) Said Koad is layd out three 
Eods Wide & we allow for the Land and Damage, to Joseph 
and William Farmer six pounds to Ezekel Stevens seven 
pounds six shilling and to Hugh Thompson twelve shillings 
to be payd by the Town 



Derryfield June 14*^ 1793 



Eecorded June 26^^^ 1793 



Isaac Huse 
John 'Webster 
John Goffe 

Select Men 

John Goffe Town Clerk 



INDEX. 



INDEX OF NAMES OF PERSONS. 



Abbott, Thomas, 48, 187, 192, 205, 262 

Allen, John, 50 

Annis, John, 172 

Amey, Abraham, 35, 46, 56, 58, 64, 81, 

84, 106, 114, 117, 124, 127, 

142, 167, 189, 192, 198 

George, 58, 81, 84, 106, 114, 117, 

12t, 127, 142, 149, 151, 164, 

204, 210, 211, 218 

John, 204 

Thomas, 288, 294, 300, 328, 

345, 347 

Anderson, William, 

Ayers, Benjamin, 

Samuel, 



205, 247, 255 
219, 230, 260, 262 
106. 114, 116 (2), 
143, 151, 163, 167 



B 



Babson, Isaac, 321, 329, 333, 343, 347, 

355, 363, 367 

Bailey, Esqr., 48 

Baker, Benjamin, 109 

Baker, Nathaniel, 12, 33, 62, 63, 80, 

83, 104 (2), 113, 116, 122, 128, 131 

(2), 142, 148, 153, 162, 168, 182, 

187, 191, 205, 219, 230, 245, 252, 253, 

263, 275, 288, 292, 296, 297, 317, 319, 

320, 326, 331, 344, 348, 356, 364 (2), 

365, 370 

Bartley, Dr., 133, 277 

Bartlett, Josiah, 48, 215 

Barnet, John, 22, 76, 77, 91 

Widow Annie, 189, 191, 205, 

247, 255 

Barrett, John, 172 

Barron, Joseph, 80, 83, 134 

Silas, 20 

Batchelder, Joseph, 21, 40, 60, 75, 77, 81 

Nathaniel, 22, 41, 60, 

78, 91 

Nathaniel, Jr., 75 



Beaton, John, 




64 


Bell, John, 




17S 


Bellows, Gen. Benjamin, 


176, 


282. 




306, 


338 


Berry, John, 


302, S38, 


342 


William, 




362 


Black, James, 343, 347 


, 358, 362, 


3T1 


Blair, Hugh, 




172 


Blake, Moses, 22, 


41, 60, 75 


, 91 


Blanchard, Joseph, heirs of, 22, 


41; 


est., 48, 60, 


70, 76, 78 


, 90 


Blodget, Benjamin, 


281, 288. 


293, 




295, 


286 


Daniel, 13, 33, 


45, 61, 81 


, 84 


Edward, 282 


(2), 287, 


293, 


296, 303, 


304, 343, 


34T 


Joshua, 13, 33 


1, 45, 55. 


57, 


80, 83, 88, 89 


, 97, 105, 


117. 


123, 131, 132, 


142, 149, 


155, 


162, 168, 187, 


190, 202, 


205, 


214 (2), 219, 


223, 229, 


252, 


254, 263, 272. 


273, 284, 


285, 


292, 297, 320, 


325, 330, 


343, 




346, 363, 


365 


Samuel, Esq., 


275, 283 


(2), 


284, 289, 291, 


296, 309, 


312 


(2), 313, 320, 


321 (2), 


322, 


323, 326, 331, 


334, 348, 


358, 




362, 


367 


Capt. William, 


281, 328, 


333 


Blood, Esqr., 




48 


Boyd, Ens. Samuel, 


109, 


110 


Bradbury, John, 




172 


Brown, Annie, 


188, 191, 


204 


Israel, 123, 128, 


142, 148, 


164, 


188, 191, 204, 


219, 229, 


245, 




251, 253, 


, 263 


John, 12, 33, 


40, 54, 56, 


, 80, 


83, 104, 113, 


116, 123. 


128, 


145, 146, 148, 


188, 191, 


229, 


245, 253, 254, 


263, 276, 


285, 


293, 298, 319, 


328, 332, 


334, 


335 (2), 337, 


344, 345, 


347, 




358, 362 


, 369 



386 



386 



INDEX. 



Buckley, Lawrence, 319, 328, 333. 345, 
347, 358, 362, 367 
Burbank, Joseph, 359, 363, 367 

Burke, Richard, 81, S4 

Bushell (land), 22, 41, 60 



C 



Calef, John, 48, 176 

Campbell, David, 349, 350 

Cantfield, Elijah, 230, 260, 262 

Chandler, Moses, 49 (2) 

Chase, Enoch, 204 

John, 246, 248, 255, 264 

Cheney, Thomas, 276, 279, 281, 287, 

293, 298, 299, 310 (2), 314 (2), 

315, 321, 325, 329, 332, 345, 

347, 352, 358, 362, 363 

Thomas, Jr., 333 

Claggett, Mr., 49, 72 

Clark, Robert, heirs, 22, 41, 60, 78, 90 

Richard, heirs. 76 

Clemens, Timothy, 172 

Cochran, Thomas, 76, 78, 79, 82, 90 

Coombs, Theodore, 287, 293, 296, 344, 

346, 355, 363, 368 

Corliss, Jonathan, 172 

Corning, Ebenezer, 247, 248, 255, 265, 

276, 287, 293, 298, 299, 311, 

315, 325, 332, 345, 347, 358, 

362, 367 

George, 14, 22 (2), 35, 41, 60, 

81, 84. 107, 115, 118, 168 

(2), 189 (2), 191 (2), 205 (2) 

Coston (Costa?), Bishop, 13, 35, 47, 

56, 58, 81, 84, 99, 

114, 117, 125, 127, 

142, 151 

John, 275, 288, 

294, 297 

Michael, 205, 219, 

230 

Samuel, 230, 260, 

262 

Crombie, Benjamin, 13 

Moses, 110 

Gushing, Dr. John, 182 

Cutting, Daniel, 189, 192 

Isaiah, 172 

Mary (Polly), 89, 93, 98 (2), 

132 (2), 155, 194, 195 (4), 

202, 214, 241 (5), 243 

Sarah, 271, 273, 277, 278 



D 

Dana, Samuel, Esq., 273, 311, 347, 

360, 364 

Danforth, Stephen, 172 

Davis, Lieut. Daniel, 35, 46, 56, 58, 

81, 84, 107, 114, 117, 118, 124, 

127, 131 (2), 132, 136, 137 (2), 

142, 149, 154, 164, 167, 183, 189, 

192, 198, 204, 210, 211, 215 (3), 

218, 223, 224, 226, 228 (2), 231 

(2), 232, 233, 235 (2), 238, 

239, 240 (2), 241, 245, 253, 254, 

259, 261 (5), 262, 263, 266, 267 

(2), 268, 269 (2), 271 (3), 272 

(2), 273 (2), 274, 276, 278, 279 

(2), 280, 281 (2), 282, 285, 292, 

298, 302, 305, 308, 311, 319, 

323, 328, 332, 337, 340, 341, 342, 

343, 346, 347, 349, 350, 351 (3), 

353 (2), 358, 361, 362, 365 (2), 

366, 367, 368, 369 (2), 370 (2) 

John, 35, 46, 56, 58, 81, 84, 107, 

115, 117, 124, 127, 131, 133, 

142, 149 

Moses, 35, 46, 56, 58, 81, 84, 

86, 107, 114, 117, 124, 127, 142, 

149, 167 

Dearborn, Jonathan, 21, 40, 60, 75, 

77, 91 

Dickey, Adam, 22, 35, 61, 81, 84 

John, 13, 34, 46, 55, 58, 69, 

80, 84, 106, 109, 110, 114, 117, 

118, 124, 126, 142, 145, 147, 

151, 154, 163, 167, 168, 188, 

189, 191 (2), 204, 205, 210, 

211, 218, 225, 229 (2), 246, 248, 

249, 255, 264, 276, 286, 293, 

300, 316, 325, 332, 345, 360, 

363, 370 

John, Jr., 276, 286, 293, 300, 

316, 325, 331, 345, 347, 370 

William McClintock 337 (2), 

345, 347 

Dustin, John, 55, 57, 64, 204, 206, 218, 

230, 255. 360, 363, 370 

' Dr. John, 13, 35, 40, 46 (2), 

55, 57, 125, 127, 142, 154 (2), 

210, 211, 262 

Timothy, 264, 272, 276, 286, 

293, 300, 315, 316, 324, 332, 

345, 347, 352, 360, 363, 370 

Dutton, Mary, 213, 214 

Duty, Mark, 14, 78 



INDEX. 



38T 



E 

Emerson, Abijah, 13, 5C, 68, 81, 84, 

107, 114, 117, 124. 127, 142, 

149, 164, 167, 182, 189, 192 

204, 218 

Charles, 13, 26, 35, 46, 48 

49, 56, 58, 70, 71, 77, 81, 84 

99, 107, 110, 114, 117, 124 

127, 142, 149, 164, 167, 189 

192, 204, 218, 228, 245, 253 

254, 261 (3), 263, 265, 276, 

277, 285, 292, 298, 311, 319 

328, 332, 345, 347, 359, 363 

369 

Daniel, 132, 262 

David, 172 

Ebenezer, 170 

James, 288, 291, 295, 316, 

327, 331, 343, 347, 352, 356, 

361, 367 

Jonathan, 287, 293, 296 

Nathan, 353 

Oliver, 13, 35 

Perley, 353 

Peter, 13, 35, 46, 50 (2), 56, 

58, 70, 81, 84, 107, 114, 117, 

125, 127, 142, 149, 164, 167, 

183, 189, 192, 198, 204, 210, 

211, 215, 218, 220, 224, 230, 

245, 253, 254, 261, 263, 272, 

276, 281, 285, 292, 297, 298, 

309, 318, 319, 328, 332, 345, 

347, 359, 363, 369 

Samuel, Esq., 75, 91, 169 

Emery, Caleb, 172 

Thomas, 316 

Erwine or Arwine, Alexander, 248 

Evans, John, 279 

F 

Fairfield, Eleanor, 130, 134 

Farmer, Ensign David, 12, 32, 45, 54, 

57, 79, 82, 109 

Hannah, 229, 246, 248, 254, 

264, 277, 289, 292, 318, 324, 

332, 351, 352, 353 

Jonas, 14, 89 

Jonathan, 272 (3) 

Joseph, 12, 32, 45, 51, 54, 56. 

64, 79, 82, 88, 97, 98, 99, 

101, 103, 104, 110. 112, 113, 

116, 118, 120, 128, 129, 131, 



Farmer, Joseph, 133 (2), 134, 138, 143, 

150, 165, 168, 188, 191, 198, 

204, 210, 211, 215, 219, 224, 

229, 248, 254, 256, 261, 276, 

289, 292, 300, 301, 321, 324, 

332, 344, 361, 365 

Joseph, Jr., 131, 223, 229, 240. 

244, 246, 250, 253, 263, 264, 

266, 275, 281, 289, 292, 301, 

318, 327, 331, 343, 347, 353, 

357, 365 

Peter, 189, 192, 204, 245 

William, 230, 245, 250, 253, 

261, 263, 275, 281, 289, 291, 

301, 302 (2), 303 (2), 304 (3), 

305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 

321, 327, 331, 338 (2), 340, 344, 

346, 357, 362, 370, 372 

Farrah, Timothy. 306 

Farwell, Jonathan, 172 

Flanders, Stephen, 247, 248, 255, 264, 

276, 287, 293. 299, 315, 332 

Flint, David, 286, 293, 298, 319. 327. 332, 

345, 346. 353, 355, 362. 369 

David. Jr. 319, 329, 332, 345, 

347, 357, 362, 369 

Follansbee. Benjamin, 277 

Foster, Abiel, 176, 179, 208, 241, 268, 

269, 302 

Andrew, 34, 46, 54, 57, 79 

Freeman, Jonathan, 302, 305 (2), 341 

Frink, Samuel, 188, 191, 203, 221. 224 

G 

Gamble, Archibald, 47, 55, 58, 64, 70 
(2), 80, 84, 106, 114, 116, 
124, 126, 141, 143, 151. 163, 
167, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186 
(2), 188, 189, 191, 193, 194 
(2), 195, 196 (2), 197, 199 
(2), 200, 203, 210, 211, 212 
(2), 214 (2), 215 (3), 218, 221, 
222, 223 (2), 228, 240 (2). 242, 
243, 246. 249, 255, 256, 257 
(2), 258, 259, 261, 262, 264, 267 
(2), 268 (2), 269, 270, 271, 
272, 273, 281, 284, 286, 293, 
300, 311, 316, 323, 324, 332, 
338 (2), 345, 347, 348, 360, 
363, 370 
William, 13. 46, 55 57, 80. 
84. 106, 109, 110, 114. 116, 



388 



INDEX. 



Gamble, William, 124, 126, 151, 206, 

218 (2) 

William, Jr, 13, 34. 55, 58, 

80, 84, 143 

Garland, Jonathan, 264 

George, Benjamin, 69 

Joseph, 109 

Gerrish, Colonel, 70 

Gilford, William, 76, 77 (2) 

Gilman, Jacob, 21, 40, 59, 75, 91 

John Taylor, 262, 273, 306, 

311, 338, 352 

Nicholas, 179, 208 

Gilmore, Robert, 265 

Goddard, John, 322 

Goffe, Col. John, 13, 16, 19, 33, 42, 53, 

55, 57, 80. 83, 105, 109 (2), 113, 

116, 123. 169 (letter of). 170 

(muster roll, 1747), 171, 172 (2) 

John, Jr.. 13, 26, 28 (2). 30, 33, 

39 (2), 44, 45. 47 (2), 49 (2), 

52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 59, 61, 67 (2), 

68, 69, 71, 72 (2), 73, 74, 80, 

82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 93, 94 

(7), 95 (8), 97 (2), 99, 103, 

105, 112 (2), 115, 117, 121, 122, 

125, 127, 129, 130 (3), 131. 132, 

134 (6), 136 (2), 137. 138 (2). 

139 (2), 140, 141, 142, 144, 

145 (2), 146 (2), 149, 152 (2), 

153, 154, 155 (2), 157, 162, 168, 

174, 175, 179, 182 (3), 183 (2), 

184, 185 (2), 186 (4), 187 (3), 

190, 192, 193, 195 (2), 196, 

197 (2), 198 (2), 200 (2), 201 

(4), 202 (3), 205, 206, 207, 208, 

209, 210, 211 (2), 213, 215 (2), 

217, 219, 220, 223 (3), 225, 227, 

229, 230 (2), 232, 233, 234, 235 

(2), 236 (2), 237 (2), 238 (6), 

240 (4), 241, 243 (2), 244 (2), 

245, 247 (2), 248, 249 (2), 250 

(2), 251 (2). 253 (2), 254, 256 

(2). 257 (2), 258, 259, 261 (3), 

263, 275, 279, 281, 283 (4), 284, 

285, 292, 297, 309 (3), 310, 311, 

312. 313 (2), 314 (2), 315, 316, 

317, 318, 319 (2), 320, 321, 325, 

330, 335, 337 (3), 339 (2), 340. 

341, 343 (2), 346 (2) 

Gordon, William, 302. 342 

Gorman, James, 13, 15, 16, 17 (2), 20, 

21, 27, 28 (2), 29, 33, 38, 39, 45, 55, 

57, 62. 71 (2). 76 (2). 80, 83, 97, 105, 



Gorham, James, 109, 110, 113, 117, 121, 

123, 127, 142. 145. 146, 149, 153, 154, 

157. 160, 162, 168^ 183, 187, 190. 197, 

198, 200, 201, 205, 210, 211. 214 (2), 

215. 218, 223, 225, 226, 229, 239, 242 

Gray, Capt. John, 22 

Greeley, Jonathan, 204, 210, 211, 218, 

245, 252, 254, 263 

Green, John, 32, 54, 56, 64, 79. 82, 104, 

113, 116, 122, 126, 128, 130, 131, 135. 

141, 142, 146, 151. 153, 155, 163, 168, 

178, 182, 184, 187, 189. 190, 192, 193, 

194, 197, 200 (3), 205, 209, 210, 211, 

215, 219, 223, 229 

Gregg, Capt. John, 60, 90 

heirs, 206, 247, 255 

Griffin, Caesar, 13, 34. 42. 46. 47, 56, 

58, 81, 84, 106, 114, 117, 125. 

127, 142, 149, 164, 167, 189, 

192, 204, 252, 298, 314, 318 

John, 12, 33, 38, 45, 47, 55, 

57, 80, 83, lOfc, 113, 116, 168, 

169. 218, 229, 246, 252, 255, 

265, 276, 288, 294, 298, 315, 

319, 333, 345, 347, 359, 362, 

367 

John, Jr., 12, 33, 45, 55, 57, 80, 

83, 105 

Theophilus, 12, 33, 45, 53, 55, 

57, 70, 80, 83, 105, 108, 109, 

113, 116, 121, 122, 128, 132, 

133, 142, 148, 162, 168, 187, 

191, 195. 205, 219, 223, 230, 

240, 245, 252. 253, 263, 275, 

283, 290, 292. 297, 320, 326, 

328, 331, 344, 347, 356, 364, 

366 

Thomas, 70, 165, 168, 204, 210, 

211, 218, 246, 253, 255, 265, 

276, 287, 293, 298, 319, 333, 

345, 347, 359. 362. 367, 368 

H 

Hall, Lieut. Daniel, 14, 30, 31, 34, 46 
47, 48, 55, 67, 64 (2), 70, 77, 
78, 79, 80, 83, 97 (2). 106, 109 
110 (2), 114, 116, 124. 126, 130 
(2), 131. 132, 133, 134, 143, 150 
154, 158, 163, 167. 182. 183, 188 
191, 198, 199, 200, 202 (2), 203 
206, 207, 208 (2). 210, 211, 212 
(3), 214, 215, 217, 218, 220, 221 
222, 223 (2), 224 (2), 228, 236 



INDEX. 



389 



Hall, Lieut. Daniel, 246, 249, 254, 257, 
260 (2), 262, 264, 266, 272, 275, 
289, 292, 300, 301, 309, 314, 318, 
324, 331, 344, 347, 357, 362, 365 
Benjamin, 21, 41, 60, 77 (2) 

heirs, 22, 41 

Lieut. John, 10, 14, 20, 25, 30, 
34, 39, 44, 46, 47 (3), 49, 50 (2), 
52 (2), 54, 55, 57, 69, 61, 62, 
64, 65, 67 (2), 68, 72 (5), 73 (2), 
74 (2), 76, 77, 78 (7), 79, 80, 
83, 86, 89 (2), 92, 93, 94, 90 
(3), 97, 100 (3), 101, 102, 103, 
106, 109, 112 (2), 114. 116, 118 
(3), 119 (3), 120, 121 (2), 122 
(2), 124, 125, 126 (3), 128, 130 
(2), 131, 132 (3), 133 (2), 134, 
135, 136, 137, 138 (3). 139 (2), 
140, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 150, 
151, 153 (5), 155, 156 (2), 157 
(2), 158 (2), 159 (3), 160, 161 
(2), 163, 167. 169, 171, 173, 174, 
175 (2), 176 (2), 177 (3), 178 (2), 
179, 180, 181 (4), 182 (2), 185, 
187, 188, 191, 195, 198, 206, 209 
(2), 210, 211, 216 (2), 217, 222, 
223, 225, 226 (2), 242 (2), 246, 
248, 249, 254, 261, 264, 276, 282, 
287, 294, 296, 301, 318, 329, 332, 
343, 347, 356, 3C4, 370 
John, Jr, 13, 109, 218, 230, 235, 
246, 248, 254, 318, 328, 332, 344, 
346, 357, 362, 366 
Rev. Mr., 78, 90 

Samuel, 224, 264, 275, 288, 294, 
298, 318, 324, 331, 344, 347, 352, 
357, 362, 365 
Sarah, 246, 254, 239 

Thomas, 50 (2), 134 

William, 55, 57, 79, 80, 83, 106, 
114, 116, 124, 126, 143, 152, 163, 
167, 188, 191 
Hamblet, John, 172 

Harriman, David, 124, 126, 143, 151 

Hardy, Richard, 282, 284, 289, 292, 309, 
310, 318, 324, 332, 338, 344, 347, 357, 
362, 370 
Harris, William, 355, 363, 365 

Harvey, Caesar, 249, 300 

Enoch, 108, 109 

Capt. John, 13, 81, 84, 109, 
110, 251, 261, 263, 275, 290, 
292, 308, 317 (2), 326, 331, 



Harvey, Capt. John, 344, 348, 
355, 363, 
Jonas, 

Haseltine or Heseltine, Asa, 
114, 117, 124, 127, 
164, 167, 188, 192, 
211, 218, 228, 240, 
255, 264, 276, 284, 
298, 299, 310 (2), 
325, 332, 345, 347, 



Asa, Jr., 

204, 218, 

248, 252, 

282, 286, 

332 

Benjamin, 
276, 286, 
325, 332, 

David, 165 
218, 228, 
276, 287, 
332, 337, 



165, 167, 

228, 240, 

255, 264, 

293, 299, 

, 345, 347, 

203, 246, 

293. 30O, 

337, 345, 

(2), 360 

167, 188. 

246, 249, 

293, 299, 

345, 347, 

189, 



Ebenezer, 
James, 

John, 345, 347, 358, 
Jonathan, 34, 46, 
81, 84, 114, 117, 
142, 151, 162, 168, 
198, 203, 218, 229, 
246, 255, 264, 299, 
345, 347, 360, 364, 
Joseph, 210, 

Philip, 276, 287, 
315, 325, 332, 337 
347, 352, 359, 
Philip, Jr., 359, 
Healey, William, 21, 40, 59, 
Hill, Hannah, 

Capt. Hugh, 21, 40. 

Hilton, Samuel, 80, 83. 105. 
124, 126, 143, 151, 
Widow, 
Hogg, John, 
Joseph, 
William, 
Holland, Rev. Thomas P., 
Houston, Samuel, 
Hughs, or Huse. John, 
Hunkins, Col. Mark, 
Hutchins, Jeremiah. 



352 (2), 
370, 371 
360 
97, 107, 
144, 151, 
204, 210, 
246, 249, 
287, 293, 

314, 315, 
359, 363, 

367 
188, 192, 
246, 247, 
272, 276, 

315, 325, 
, 359, 363 

255, 264, 
310, 316, 
347, 352 
364, 370 
192, 204, 
255, 265, 

316, 325, 
359, 363, 

370 

192, 206 

310 

362, 367 
55, 58, 

122, 128, 
189, 192, 
240, 242, 
315, 325, 
369, 370 
211, 218 
293, 299, 
(2), 345, 

363. 367 
363. 370 

75, 77, 91 

217 

59, 75, 91 

114. 116, 

154, 156 

168 

92 

64 

216 

76 

172 

110 

76, 90 

79 



390 



INDEX. 



Hutchins, Joseph, 
Huse, Abel, 13, 26, 34, 46, 47, 4 
56, 58, 64, 81, 84, 106, 
117, 124, 127, 142, 150, 
155, 164, 167, 170, 189, 
198, 202, 204, 218, 228, 234, 
246, 248, 255, 260, 263, 
281, 286, 293, 299, 315, 
332, 344, 346, 360, 363, 
Isaac, 13, 34, 46, 56, 58, 70 
81, 84, 89, 96, 97 (2), 98, 
101, 103, 112 (2), 115, 120, 
127, 129, 130, 133 (2), 134 
142, 150, 154, 155, 156 (2), 
(2), 158 (2), 159 (2), 163, 
166, 167, 171, 173, 174 (2), 
(2), 177 (2), 178 (2), 179, 
181, 182 (2), 183 (2), 185, 
192, 197, 198 (Z), 199, 200, 
204, 207, 208, 212, 213 (2), 
216, 217, 218, 221 (2), 222 
223, 225, 227 (2), 229, 240 
243, 246, 247, 248 (2), 249, 
(2), 251, 252, 253, 255, 256, 
258, 260, 261 (2), 262, 263, 
271 (2), 273, 274 (2), 276, 
(2), 278 (3), 279 (3), 280, 
(2), 283 (2), 286, 291, 293, 
(2), 296, 297, 298 (2), 299 
300, 301 (2), 305, 306, 307, 
310. 315, 318, 327, 332, 338 
344, 346, 360, 363, 367, 
Josiah, 164, 167, 189, 192, 
218, 229, 246, 248, 255, 
265, 276, 283, 287, 293, 
312, 313, 315, 327, 332, 
346, 352, 353 (2), 359, 
363, 



205 
;, 53, 
114, 
153, 
192, 
235, 
276, 
327, 
367 
(2), 
99, 
124, 
(4), 
157 
164, 
175 
180, 
189, 
203, 
214, 
(2), 
(3), 
250 
257, 
270, 
277 
281 
295 
(2), 
309, 
(2). 
373 
204, 
261, 
299, 
344, 
361, 
367 



Jacques, John, 12, 32, 45, 54, 57, 64, 
75, 77, 79, 83 



Kidder, Samuel P.. 272, 275, 281 (3). 

282, 284, 289, 291, 294, 296, 301, 302 

(3), 303 (2), 304 (2). 308, 309, 310 

(3), 321, 326, 331, 337 (2), 340, 344, 

346, 348 (2), 351, 352 (3), 353, 354, 

355, 363, 368, 371 (2), 372 (2) 

Kimball, Jesse, 283, 287, 292, 296, 310, 

321, 331, 338 

Jonathan 21, 40, 60, 91 

Nathaniel, 357, 361, 367 



Lancy, Thomas, 105, 113, 117, 123, 128, 

142, 149, 162, 168, 187, 190, 194 (2). 

205, 219, 230, 240, 245, 251, 252, 254, 

261, 263, 275, 285, 292, 297, 320, 325, 

330, 343, 346, 352, 355, 363, 364, 365 

Langdon, John, 48, 70, 98, 132, 154, 311 

Woodbury, 262, 302, 322, 333, 

334, 341, 373 

Lee, Rev., ^^^ 

Leslie, Barber, 20, 29. 44, 51, 52 (2), 

62, 64 (2), 65, sale of est., 66, 67, 

70 93, 98, 132 (2), 134, 156, 157, 

197, 214 

Little, James, 125, 127, 143, 150, 218, 

229 

Lieut. John, 13, 16, 17, 20, 21, 

26 (3). 30, 34, 40. 46. 55, 58, 

69, 81, 84, 97, 106. 114, 117, 

124, 126, 130, 121, 133, 140, 

143, 150, 163. 167. 176. 189, 

192, 203. 217. 229. 235, 246, 

248, 254 

Livermore, Matthew, 76, 90, 172, 173 

Samuel, 132, 176 

Lovering, or Loring, Ebenezer, 21, 

29, 41, 59 

Lowell, Moses, l'^2 

Lund, John, l'^^ 

Lyon. James, 14, 22. 35, 60, 81, 84 

William, 107, 115, 118, 168, 189. 

191, 205, 247, 255 



Richard, 
Jeffrey, George, 
Johnson, Noah, 

Stephen, 
Jones. Stephen. 



K 



Karkin (?), John, 
Kelsey. Jonathan, 



91 

21, 59. 90, 91 

172 

21, 41, 77 

75, 91 



172 



m 

Martin, Amos, 

Ichabod, 
James, 
Nathaniel, 
Timothy, 
William P., 



49 (2) 

55, 57 

22, 41 

108 

108 

344, 346, 357, 

364, 368 



INDEX. 



391 



Mabury, Richard, 56, 58, 125, 127, 142, 

150, 165, 167, 185, 208 (2) 

Mack, Andrew, 279 

March and Solly, 76, 78, 90 

Marcy, Elizabeth, 27, 50, 68, 71, 93, 

98 (2), 132 (2), 154, 155, 183, 

201, 215, 225, 242, 273, 284, 

311, 339 

George, 90 

Masury, or Marcy, Captain James, 13, 

77 (2), 229, 234, 239, 242, 

246, 255, 261, 264, 271, 286, 

293, 298, 299, 300, 314, 315, 317, 

324, 332, 344, 346, 360, 367, 

369 

James, Jr., 287, 293, 299 

Capt. John, 363 

McCain, Barney, 343, 346, 355, 363, 365 

McClary, 22, 41, 60 

McClintock, John, 22, 41, 60 

Michael, 110 

William, 109, 110, 169 (3) 

McCoy, Charles, 345, 347, 358, 362, 371 

McGregor, Col. Robert, 22, 44. 60, 90, 

189, 200, 206, 247, 255, 289, 292, 311. 

321, 329, 333, 343, 347, 352 

Melntire, William, 34, 46, 55, 58, 81, 

84, 88, 90 

McKnight, Ann, 49, 69, 133 

James, 15 (2), 16 (2), 20 

(2), 21, 27, 28, 29, 109 (2) 

McKeen, David, 279, 343 

McLaughlin, John, 172 

McMurphy, Alexander, 110 

Archibald, 176 

Samuel, 230, 260, 262 

McNlel, John C, 55, 58, bought Leslie 

est., 65, 66 (4), 81, 84, 106, 114, 117, 

124, 127, 142, 149, 164, 167, 189, 192, 

204, 221, 224 

McQueston, Major, 67, 307 (3) 

McVeigh, or Mackay, Matthew, 14, 15 

Means, Robert, 183^ 262, 338, 352 

Merrill, Abraham, 12, '26 (2), 32. 45, 

54, 57, 79, 80, 83, 104, 109, 
110, 113, 116, 123, 128, 142, 
151, 162. 168, 170, 182, 188, 
191, 205, 218, 228, 245, 253, 

263 
Ensign Abraham, 12, 33, 45, 

55, 57, 83, 104, 109, 110, 114, 
116, 123, 128, 143, 150, 154, 
162, 168, 188, 191, 205, 251 



Merrill, David, 10, 12, 32, 45, 47, 49, 

54, 57, 70, 79, 83, 104, 113, 

116, 123, 128, 142, 148, 153, 

162, 168, 185, 191, 205, 

210, 211, 219, 228, 245, 253 

Rev. Giles, 222 

John, 189, 205 

Jonathan, 109, 110 

Moses, 58, 81, 84, 107, 110, 

114, 117, 124, 127, 141, 149, 

164, 167, 188, 192, 198, 208, 
215, 223, 230, 246, 248 (2), 
255, 264, Z72, 276, 287, 293, 
299, 309, 314, 315, 325, 332, 

345, 347, 359, 363, 367 

Nathaniel, 12, 33, 54, 57, 64, 

70. 80, 83, 104, 110, 113, 116, 

123, 128, 133, 142, 148, 162, 

165, 183, 188, 191, 201, 205. 
215, 219, 223, 230, 240, 242, 
245, 250, 251, 253, 263, 275, 
289, 292, 296, 298, 310, 317, 
318, 326, 331, 337, 344, 348, 
352 (2), 356, 361, 368, 371 

Meserve, Nathaniel, 76, 78, 90 

Meservey, Clement, 21, 40, 59. 75, 

77, 91 

Moffatt, John, 80 

Monson, 172 

Moor, Mr.. 22, 41, 60, 91 

Moor's heirs, 76, 78, 90 

Moor, Joseph, 229, 245, 252, 254, 261 

(2), 265, 272, 288, 294, 310, 

320, 326, 330, 338, 343, 346, 351, 

352 (2), 358, 361, 362, 365 (3), 

366, 367, 368, 370 (2), 372 

Nathaniel, 320, 329, 333, 343, 

347, 356, 364, 365 

Reuben, 55,' 57, 80, 83, 105, 113, 

117, 123, 127, 131, 134, 142. 149 

Capt. Samuel. 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 

23, 24, 26, 30, 36, 38, 40, 41, 

42, 43, 45, 47, 51 (2), 52, 53, 

55, 57, 59, 61 (2), 62, 67, 68, 

69, 70, 74, 80, 83, 92, 94 (2), 

95. 97, 99, 105, 108, 109, 110, 

113, 117, 121, 123, 127, 131 

(2), 133, 134, 136, 142, 144, 146, 

149, 152, 155, 158, 162, 168, 

183, 185, 187, 190, 196, 198, 

201, 202, 203, 205, 210, 211, 

212 (2), 213 (2), 214, 216, 217, 

219, 221 (3), 222, 223, 224, 



392 



INDEX. 



Moor, Capt. Samuel, 225, 226 (5), 228 

(2), 231, 233, 235 (2), 239, 241, 

244, 245, 252, 254, 263, 264, 266, 

267, 269 (2), 271, 272, 275, 2S1 

(2), 282, 284, 285, 292, 297 (2), 

307, 310, 319, 320, 325, 330, 338 

(2), 343, 346 (2), 348, 349, 353, 

355, 361, 364 (2), 365 

Samuel, Jr., 187, 192, 210, 212, 

215, 230, 240, 245, 252, 254, 

261, 271, 272 (2), 278 (2), 279, 

282, 288, 294, 297, 309, 312, 

314, 315, 316, 317, 318. 319, 

320, 321, 322, 325, 330 (2), 

334, 335, 337, 339, 343, 346, 351, 

352, 353, 354 (2), 355, 364, 371, 

372, 373 

Morrison, James, 14 

Samuel, 109 

Rev. William, 49, 50 



Nutt, William, 275, 281, 284, 290, 291, 

292, 297, 309, 311 (2), 320, 326, 

330, 344, 347, 356, 364, 365 



N 

Nesmith, James, 
Nevins, John, 
Newman, Ebenezer, 

Thomas, 
Nichols, Gen. Moses, 
Matthew, 



17, 50 (2) 

48, 98, 

276, 288, 

298, 

189, 204, 

343, 



Nourse, Nathaniel, 
Nutt, Annie, 

Elijah A., 264, 275, 287, 293, 

310, 320, 326, 328, 331, 344, 

357, 362, 

Elizabeth, 333, 343, 

James, 44, 105, 113, 116, 

128, 142, 148, 162, 168, 187, 

205, 219, 229, 245, 252, 254, 

272, 275, 290, 292, 297, 319, 

332, 345, 347, 352, 354, 358, 

368, 

John, 14, 33, 45, 55, 57, 

155, 

Samuel, 205, 219. 230, 245, 

254, 265, 275, 285, 292, 297, 

William, 13, 33, 38, 45, 55, 
80, 83, 91 (2). 105, 109 (2), 
116, 123, 128, 135, 142, 148, 
168. 187, 190, 198 (2), 205, 
211, 215, 219, 225, 230, 245, 
254, 258, 263, 271 (2), 272, 



130 
172 
12 
110 
183 
294, 
328 
218 
347 
297, 
347, 
365 
347 
123, 
190, 
263, 
328. 
362, 
369 
109, 
170 
252, 
328, 
333 
57. 
113, 
162, 
210, 
252, 
274, 



O 



Odiorne, Jotham, 
Orr, Lieut. John, 



91 
48, 311, 352 



Page, Isaac, 172 

Joseph, 188 

Joshua, 192, 218, 230, 247, 255 

William, 14, 22, 35, 56, 61, 81, 

84, 107, 115, 118, 168, 189, 191. 

205, 247, 255, 277 



229, 245, 252, 

254, 262 

33, 45, 55, 5T. 

155. 311 

46. 60 

60, 78, 90, 91 

270, 282 

90 

98, 132 

306 



Palmer, Jonathan, 
William, 

Parker, Brewster, 
heirs, 
Robert, 
William. 

Patten, Matthew, 

Peabody, Oliver, 

Perham. Lieut. John, 13, 26, 27, 28, 
29, 30 (2), 34, 36, 37 (2), 38, 
39 (2), 42 (2), 47 (2), 48 (2), 
49, 56, 58, 62 (2), 64, 65, 
70, 74, 81, 84, 88 (2), 89 
(2), 90, 94, 95, 96 (2), 97, 
108, 114, 117, 121 (2), 124, 
127, 130, 133, 134, 142, 149, 
153, 156, 157, 158, 159, 161, 
164. 166. 167. 171. 177. 180 
(2), 183, 189. 192, 195, 196, 
200, 204, 207, 210 (2), 211 
(2), 218, 223, 225 (2), 226 
(2), 227 (2), 228, 231, 235, 
237, 238 (2), 240 (2), 241, 
242 (2), 244, 245, 252, 253, 
254, 256, 262 (2), 263, 267, 
268, 271 (2), 272, 273, 276, 
277. 278, 279 (3), 280 (2). 
281 (2), 282 (2), 283 (3), 
284, 285, 292, 298, 303, 309 
(2), 311, 319, 328, 333, 337, 
338, 345, 347, 359, 362, 369 
John, Jr, 263, 272, 276 

Rebecca, 35, 46, 56, 68, 84, 
107, 114, 117, 125, 127, 142, 
167 



INDEX. 



393 



Perham, CapUin William, 13, 69, 109, 

110 

William, Jr., 13, 16, 17, 26, 

28, 35, 46, 52, 56, 58, 62. 74. 

81. 82, 84, 85, 88, 95, 97, 

107, 109, 110, 115, 117, 124, 

127, 142, 149, 153, 164, 167, 

174, 180, 183 (2), 189, 192, 

204, 218, 227, 230, 234, 235, 

245. 252, 253, 254, 263, 272, 

275, 285. 293, 298, 318, 319 

(2), 328, 332, 345, 347, 359, 

362, 364, 368, 369 

Perry, William, 345, 347, 358, 367 

Pickering, John, 176, 183 

Pickles. Rev. William, 224, 241, 242, 

305, 306, 311, 339 

Pierce, George, 75, 91 

James, 13, 28, 35, 46, 48, 56, 

58, 70, 81, 84, 88, 89, 91, 96, 

99 (2), 107, 109, 110, 114, 

117, 121, 124, 127, 131 (2), 141, 

150, 164, 167 

James, Jr., 164, 167 

John, 165, 182, 189, 192 

Joshua, 13, 26, 34, 46, 77, 78, 

81, 84, 90, 107, 115, 117, 168, 

188, 204 (2), 210, 211, 218, 

230 

Oliver, 204 

Plllsbury, Benjamin, 13, 29, 34, 46, 

50 (2), 62, 88, 89, 110, 246, 

253, 255, 265, 276 

Benjamin, Jr., 253 

Nathan, 245, 253, 254, 276 

Pingree, Stephen, 80, 83, 106, 114, 116, 

124, 127, 131 (2), 144, 150, 164, 167, 

188, 192, 203, 263, 277, 286, 293, 298 

(2). 318, 319, 332, 345, 347, 353, 357, 

362, 369 

Pollard, John, 172 

Porter. Jonathan, 35, 46 

Printice, John, 302. 322, 342, 373 



Q 



Quimby, Samuel, 



76, 78, 90 



R 



Ray, Edward, 344, 348, 357, 362, 368 

John, 12, 32, 45, 54, 56, 79, 82, 

98, 100, 102, 104, 112, 113, 115, 

116, 118, 119 (2), 123, 128 (2), 

129, 132 (2), 143, 145 (2), 146, 



Ray, Edward, 147, 148, 153, 163, 168, 175, 

182, 188, 190, 191, 194, 197, 198, 

200, 202, 204, 219, 229, 244, 250, 

253, 263, 271, 274, 275, 281, 282, 

283, 289, 291, 296, 310, 321, 327, 

331, 337, 341, 348 (2), 351, 352. 

358, 362, 368 (2), 372 

Redford's land, 206 

Reside, William, 189, 192, 219, 225, 

230, 240. 246, 257. 265. 272 

Richardson, Carr, or Carroll, 287, 

293, 296 

James, 172 

Parson, or Person, 21. 

40, 41, 59 (2), 76, 77 (2) 

Philip, 172 

Zack. 110 

Riddle, James, 12 

Ring or Rindge, John, 76, 78, 90 

Rolfe, Ephraim, 14, 32, 45, 54, 56, 79, 

82, 97, 113, 116, 124, 126, 143, 148 

Rowell, David, 12, 31, 32, 45, 47, 54, 56, 

78, 79 (2), 82, 97, 104, 113, 

116, 120, 121, 122, 123, 128, 

141, 143, 151, 163, 165, 168, 

188, 191, 197, 201, 204, 214, 

215, 219, 223, 225 (2), 228, 

240, 244, 250 (2), 253, 263, 

275, 278, 290, 292, 296, 309, 

321, 327, 331, 343, 347, 356, 

364, 368 

David, Jr., 188, 191, 228 

Isaac, 240, 261, 264, 277, 281, 

288, 294, 296, 310, 321, 327, 

331, 338 

Job. 229, 265, 273, 288, 294. 

296, 309, 312 (2), 313 (2). 

321 (2), 322 (2), 323, 327, 331, 

333, 334 (2), 335, 336, 337 (2), 

339, 341 (2), 344, 347, 348, 

349, 350, 351, 352 (2), 354 (2), 

355, 363, 368 

Zebedee, 288, 294, 296 

Russ, John, 32, 45, 47 (2), 51, 52, 56, 

58, 79, 83, 88, 97 (2), 104, 113, 

116, 122, 123, 126, 128, 130, 131 

(2), 132, 135, 139, 141, 143, 144, 

146, 149, 153, 154 (2), 163, 168, 

183, 188, 191, 204, 219 

Jonathan, 12, 16, 17, 20 (2), 21, 

23, 24, 25 (2), 26 (2), 30, 32, 38, 

40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 78, 90, 92. 154 

Russell, Eleezar, 92 



394 



INDEX. 



Sanborn, Enoch, 21, 40, 60, 75, 77 

Jeremiah, 26, 40, 60, 75, 

77, 91 

John, 75, 91 

Nathaniel, 21, 40, 75, 77, 91 

Saunders, Henry, 172 

James, 288, 294, 296, 317, 

328, 331, 338, 344, 348, 355, 

363, 371 

Joseph, 12 (2), 16, 18, 19, 

20, 24, 25 (2), 26 (2), 30 

(2), 33, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 

42, 43, 44, 45, 47 (2), 48 

(2), 51, 55, 57, 65, 67 (3), 

68, 72, 80, 83, 101, 105, 109, 

110, 113, 116, 123, 128, 136, 

137 (2), 175, 184, 185, 317, 

320 

Severance, John, 327 

Peter, 246, 249, 255, 264, 311 

Sessions, David, 35, 46, 54, 56, 70 (2), 

79, 82, 88, 104, 113, 116, 123, 128, 

131, 143, 148, 179, 184 

Sheldon, John, 14, 88, 89, 92 

Shepard, Amos, 338, 341 

John, Jr., 14, 88, 89 

Sherburn, Capt. Henry, 21, 41, 60, 76, 

77, 91 

John, 208 (2) 

Capt. Josiah, 21, 40, 60, 91 

Simms, Rev. Thomas, 75, 91 

Smith, Asael, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15 (2), 16, 

17 (2), 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 

28 (2), 29, 30, 31 (3), 32, 36, 

37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44 (2), 

45, 47 (2), 49, 50, 52 (2), 53 

(2), 55, 57, 59, 61, 65, 67, 68, 

69, 71, 72, 73, 76, 78, 79, 80, 

83, 85, 86 (2), 87 (2). 89, 90, 

92 (2), 97, 98, 99 (2), 100, 105, 

113, 116 

Benjamin, 21, 40, 59, 75, 77, 

91, 172 

Jacob, 224, 246, 249, 255, 264, 

277, 281 (2), 284, 286, 291, 300, 

316, 325, 332, 345, 347, 363, 370 

Jeremiah, 208 (2), 302, 321, 333 

Jonathan, 215, 262, 273, 282, 311, 

338, 352 

Nathaniel, 60 

Pernal, 213 

Lieut. Samuel, 123, 128, 133 



Smith, Lieut. Samuel, (2), 142, 148, 160, 
162, 168, 169, 171, 186, 187, 191, 
205, 219, 230, 234 (2), 245, 252, 
253, 263, 275, 285, 292, 297. 309, 
320, 331, 344, 347, 356, 364, 365 

Samuel, Jr., 123, 128, 142, 148, 
162, 168, 187, 191, 205, 219, 326 

Thomas, 75, 76, 91 

Sprague, Peleg, 305 (2), 333, 373 

Stanyan, Jacob, 21, 40, 60, 75, 77, 91 
Stark, Archibald, 169, 316, 329, 331 

Benjamin Franklin, 338, 342, 
344, 346, 353, 355, 363, 368 

Gen. John, 12, 22, 25, 28, 32, 
37, 39 (2), 45, 48, 50 (2), 54, 
56, 62, 69, 72, 79, 82, 89, 101, 
104, 109, 113, 116, 125, 127, 
143, 148, 163, 168. 176, 179, 
180. 183. 185, 186, 188. 191. 
197. 203. 204, 207, 208 (2). 213. 
216. 219. 221 (2), 222 (2), 223, 
224 (2), 226. 233, 237, 241, 244. 
250, 253. 257. 259. 261. 263. 
267, 268. 272, 273, 275, 277, 
280. 283. 289. 291, 296, 316. 
320, 321, 327, 331. 344. 348, 
357, 361. 367. 368 (2) 

John. Jr.. 32, 45, 54, 56, 70, 79, 
82, 94, 95, 109, 198, 207 (2). 
208. 210. 211, 213, 214 (2), 
215, 216, 217. 221 (2). 223 (2). 
226 (3), 227 (2), 228. 229. 231 
(2), 232. 233, 234, 239, 240, 
241. 259 (2), 261 (2), 263, 266 
(2), 268 (2), 271, 272 (2), 274 
(2), 275, 279, 280, 281, 282 (3). 
283 (2), 284. 289. 291 (2). 295 
(2), 296 (2), 297, 298, 299, 300, 
301 (2), 305, 306, 307, 309, 310 
(2). 320, 321. 327. 331, 337, 
338 (2). 340 (2). 341, 343, 344, 
346 (2), 348 (2). 349, 350, 351, 
353 (2), 354, 355, 363, 368, 372 

Stark, Ensign, Samuel, 9 (2), 
10, 12, 15, 16. 17. 18, 19. 20, 
22, 23, 24, 26, 30, 32. 33, 36, 
39, 45, 47, 54, 56, 62. 64, 65, 
69, 74, 79, 82. 88 (2), 89 (2), 
93. 95, 99, 104. 110, 113, 115, 
121, 125, 127, 143, 148. 197, 
204, 225, 226, 227 (2). 281. 289, 
291, 294, 295, 309, 316 (2), 
327, 331, 337. 343, 347, 356, 367 
Starrett, David, 108, 110 



INDEX. 



395 



Stevens, Benjamin, 54, 57, 79, 83, 104, 

U3, 116, 123, 128, 143, 148, 

162, 168 

David, 234, 246, 249, 254, 261, 
264, 272, 275, 282, 289, 292. 
301, 318, 331, 347, 357, 361, 366 

Lieut. Ebenezer, 14, 22, 28 
(2), 34, 40, 41, 46, 55, 57, 
60, 64 (3), 70, 80, 83, 105, 
109, 110, 113, 117, 123, 126, 
137 (2), 143, 150, 163, 166, 
184, 188, 191, 205, 219, 229, 
245, 249 (2), 254, 264, 275, 289, 
292, 301, 318, 324, 331, 343, 

347, 357, 362, 366 
Ephraim, 14, 26, 34, 46, 55, 

57, 80, 83, 105, 114, 117, 124 
(2), 126, 131 (2), 143, 150, 153, 
163, 166, 188, 191, 198 (2), 205, 
211, 215, 219, 223, 229, 240, 
245, 249, 254, 264, 275, 289, 
292, 301, 311, 318, 323, 324, 
331, 337, 344, 347, 352, 357, 
361, 366 

Bzekiel, 12, 26, 32, 45, 52, 54, 
57, 70, 79, 83, 97, 104, 108, 
109, 110, 113, 116, 121, 123, 
128, 131 (2), 137, 143, 148, 162, 
168, 183, 188, 191, 198, 205, 
219, 223, 229, 245, 251, 253, 
261, 263, 272 (2), 275, 289, 
292, 296, 310, 317, 318, 320, 
326, 331, 338, 356, 364, 371 

Isaac, 217, 329, 331, 337, 344, 

348, 356, 361, 371 
John, 288, 291, 295, 310 (2), 

316, 331, 343, 347, 353, 357, 

361, 367 

Jonathan, 124, 126, 143, 150, 

343, 347, 359, 363, 367 

Philip, 264, 275, 290, 292, 296, 

309, 317, 326, 331, 344, 348, 

356, 364, 371 

Simeon, 80, 83, 105, 114, 117, 

123, 124, 126, 143, 150, 163, 

166, 287, 294, 297, 358, 362, 365 
Timothy, 55, 57, 83, 104, 113, 

116, 124, 126, 143, 150, 163, 

167, 187, 188, 191, 204, 219 
William, 235, 245, 249, 254, 264 

Stlckney, Asa, 14, 88, 89 

William, 22, 41, 60, 90 

Stratton, Richard, 172 



Strickland, Rev. John, 49 

Sullivan, Gen. John, 177 

Swinington, Asa, 21, 40, 60 

Symonds, Elizabeth, 13, 34, 46, 56, 58, 

81, 84, 107, 114, 117 

Green, 124, 127, 141, 149, 

153. 164 

Widow Green, 167 

Green, Jr., 183, 189, 192, 204, 

218, 235, 246, 255 

Joseph, 13, 34, 46, 56, 58 

William, 230, 246, 253, 255 



Taylor, Joseph, 172 

Thomas, 172 

Timothy, 282 

Thomilson and Mason, 90 

Thompson, Adam, 14 

Benjamin, 172 

Ebenezer, 306 

Hugh, 14, 26, 27, 33, 40, 

46, 55, 57, 70, 73, 74, 80, 

81, 83, 85 (2), 86, 87, 89, 

93, 97, 98 (2), 101, 105, 

113, 117, 123, 128, 137, 143, 

150, 155, 158, 159, 163, 166, 

183, 188, 191, 197, 198, 205, 

219, 229, 245, 249, 254, 264 

James, 14, 34, 46, 48, 52, 

55 (2), 57, 64, 70, 80, 83, 

97 (2), 105, 113, 117, 122, 

123, 126 (2), 130, 131 (2), 

132 (2), 134, 135, 137, 141 

(2), 143, 144, 145 (2), 146 

(2), 150, 153, 154 (3), 155, 

163, 166, 175, 182 (2), 183, 

, 184, 187, 188, 190, 191, 193, 

194 (2), 195, 197, 199 (2), 

200 (2), 205, 219 

John, 123, 126, 143, 150 

William, 230, 260, 262 

Thornton, Matthew, 98, 132, 176 

Thurston, Enoch, 14, 89 

Tilton, Capt. Joseph, 21, 41, 60, 75, 

77, 91 

Jotham, 21, 40, 60, 75, 77, 91 

Todd, Col., heirs, 76, 78, 90 

Towle, Philip, 22, 41, 60, 75, 78, 91 

Tufts, John, 261, 263, 272, 275, 281 (2), 

282, 283, 290, 291, 292, 295 (2), 296 

(2), 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 304, 306, 



396 



INDEX. 



Tufts, John, 307, 309 (2), 310 (2), 311, 
312, 313 (2), 314, 315, 317, 321, 322, 
323 (2), 326, 329, 331, 333, 334, 335, 
327, 338, 339, 340, 342, 344, 348 (3), 
350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 356, 364, 371 



U 



Underwo 


od, James, Esq 


1-, 




243 


Upton, Elisha, 






14 




W 








Wallace, 


Robert, 183, 


215, 


273, 
338, 


306, 
352 


Wallingford, Thomas, 


■ 


76, 79 


1, 91 


Walker, 


Timothy, 






306 


Walton, 


Col. Shadrack, 


22, 41, 60, 


75. 








77 


', 91 


Warner, 


Tobias, 


22, . 


41, 6C 


1, 78 


Webber, 


Richard, 






90 


Webster, 


, Amos, 287, 293, 


300, 


309, 


315. 




316, 325, 332, 


345, 


347, 
363, 


359. 
370 




David, 124, 127, 


143, 


148, 


150, 




165, 167, 188, 


192, 


203, 


21«, 




211, 218, 228, 


246, 


249, 


252, 




255, 264, 275, 


276, 


286, 


293, 




297, 299, 315, 


320, 


324, 


325 




(2), 330, 332, 


345, 


347, 


358, 




359, 


363, 


365, 


367 




David, Jr., 245, 


, 254, 


285, 


292, 






343, 


347, 


362 




David, 3d, 




263, 


, 326 




Enos, 13, 26, ; 


33, 45, 48, 


55, 




57, 70, 80, 83, 


89 (2), 96 


(2), 




98, 105, 113, 


116, 


123, 


128. 




132, 137 (2), 


142, 


149, 


154. 




162, 168, 187, 


190, 


198, 


205. 




212, 214 (2), 


215 


(2). 


218, 




225, 229, 240 


(2), 


245, 


258, 




254, 261, 263, 


273, 


275, 


277, 




278 (2), 281, 


282 


(3), 


285, 




292, 297, 309 


(2). 


320, 


326, 




330, 338 (2), 


339, 


343, 


347, 




348, 352, 


, 358, 


, 362, 


365 




Israel, 81, 84, 


106, 


114, 


117, 




124, 127, 143, 


150, 


154, 


164, 




167, 183 (2), 


188, 


192, 


198 




(2), 203, 218, 


229, 


240, 


246, 




249, 255, 261 


(2), 


264, 


272, 




276, 282, 286, 


293, 


299, 


310, 




316, 325, 332, 


338, 


345, 


347, 




352, 


359, 


363, 


370 




Col., 






215 



Webster, Major John, 13, 26 (2), 30, 

34, 39, 40, 46, 55, 58. 64, 80, 

84, 106, 114, 117, 120, 124. 

126, 132, 143, 151, 153, 154, 

156, 158 (?), 159, 161, 163, 

166, 167, 171, 176, 178, 180 

(2), 188, 192, 201 (2), 203, 

207, 2u9 (2), 210 (2), 211 

(2), 214 (2), 218, 223, 225, 

226, 227, 229, 230, 231, 236. 

238, 240 (2), 242, 243, 244 (2). 

246, 247, 248 (2). 249 (2). 

250, 251, 252, 253, 255, 256. 

257, 258, 260, 261 (2), 264. 

276, 286, 293, 299 (2), 300, 

314, 315 (2), 316, 324, 332. 

340, 345, 346, 347, 348 (2), 

359, 363, 369, 370 

John, Jr., 189, 190, 201, 218, 

246, 249, 255, 264, 276, 284, 

286, 293, 299, 300, 310, 324, 

332, 341, 347, 359, 363, 370 

Wells, Eleazer, 13. 88, 89 

Wentworth, John, 40 

Mark, 31 

West, Benjamin, 179 

White, William, 219, 230, 246, 249, 

250, 254, 264, 290, 292, 301, 311 (2) 

Whittaker, Nathan, 113, 115, 125, 127, 

143, 148, 197, 201, 230 

Samuel, 219, 230, 247, 250, 

255, 264, 287, 293, 296, 316, 

329, 333 

Stephen, 288, 294, 295, 316, 

327, 331, 344, 348, 356, 361, 

367 

Thomas, 104, 113, 115, 125, 

127, 143, 197 (2), 198, 201, 

289, 291, 295, 316, 327, 331, 

343, 347, 356, 361, 317 

Wibird, Richard, Esq., 21, 41, 60, 91 

Wilkins, Daniel, 172 

Wilson, Robert, 205, 220 

Wingate, Paine, 268 

Withey, Luke, 34, 46, 56, 68, 64, 81, 

84, 97, 106, 114, 116, 124, 126, 131 

(2), 132, 143, 150, 153, 163, 167, 181 

Wood, Bridget, 206, 225, 241, 242, 262, 

273, 284, 311, 340, 353 

Woodbury, Luke, 252, 254, 263, 272, 

275, 285, 292, 297, 311, 320, 325, 330, 

343, 346, 355, 363, 365 

Wright, Wincol (?), 172 



INDEX. 



397 



Young, David, 228, 287, 294, 318, 324, 

331, 337, 338, 340, 343, 347, 357, 

362, 368 

Edward C, 79, 83, 106, 114, 
116, 125, 127, 142, 150, 164, 
167, 188, 191, 205, 219, 229 

Hezekiah, 310, 317, 329, 331, 
344, 347, 357, 362, 366 

Israel, 14, 26, 34, 46, 48, 52, 
55, 57, 70, 77 (2), 78 (2), 80, 
83, 97, 106, 114, 116, 124, 126, 
131, 143, 150, 154, 158, 163, 
166, 184, 188, 191, 197, 201, 
205, 210, 211, 215, 216 (2), 219, 
220, 221, 224, 225 (3), 226, 227, 



Young, Israel, 229, 231, 232 (2), 235, 236, 

237 (3), 238 (3), 242, 245, 249, 

254, 258, 260 (2), 262 (2), 264, 

267. 273 (2), 276, 277, 278 (2), 

281, 282, 283, 289, 293, 301, 305, 

311, 318, 324, 331, 338, 344, 347, 

354, 357, 362, 366 

James, 14, 165, 167, 188, 191, 

205, 215, 219, 225, 229, 240 

(2), 243, 246, 249 (2), 254, 259, 

261, 265, 272, 275, 287, 292, 300, 

301, 309, 311, 317, 318, 324, 331, 

339, 340, 344, 347, 357, 362, 

365, 366 

Jonathan, 229, 246, 249, 255, 

264, 277, 285, 292, 298, 319, 

328, 333, 345, 347, 352, 359, 369 



GENERAL INDEX. 



Accounts, town, 1783, 48; 1784, 54; 1785, 
95, 96; 1786, 130, 133; 1787, 154; 1788, 
181; 1789, 199; 1790, 213, 214; 1791, 
221, 223; 1792, 242; 1793, 261, 262; 
1794, 272; 1795, 282, 283; 1796, 310; 
1797, 339; 1798, 353; 1799, 355. See 
clerk, selectmen, and treasurer. 

Advertisements, horse lost, 44; sale 
of, 79 

Alewives, 28, 196, 198 (2), 213, 221 

Amoskeag bridge, 150, 156 (2), 258, 259 
(2), 296, 320 

B 

Bedford, lawsuit with, 277, 278 

Bills of credit, 121 



Clerks, 1783, 25; pay of, 28; 1784, 47; 

1785, 69; 1783, 1784, pay of, 70; 

1786, 97; 1784, 1785, pay of, 100; 
1786, 100; pay of, 130; 1787, 130, 131; 
1788, 153; 1787, pay of, 155; 1788, 
pay of, 181; 1789, 182; 1790, 198; 
1791, 213; 1790, pay of, 215; 1792, 
223; 1793, 240; 1794, 261; 1795, 271; 
1796, 281; 1797, 309; 1796, pay of, 
310; 1798, 337; 1799, 351 

Collector's warrant, 10 

Cohas brook, 28, 169, 196, 198, 212 
Crown Point expedition, 171 



E 



Emerson's mills, 



206 



Ferry, 133, 160, 169, 170, 171, 220; 
Moor's, 251; Smith's, 258; Har- 
vey's, 296; 308, 364 

Fort, Stark's, 169, 170; Perham's and 
Foster's, 171; Souhegan, Monson, 
and Stark, 172 



G 

Garrison, see forts 

Government, plan of, 39 (2), 145; con- 
stitution of, 23L 
Graveyard, 220, 224 (2), 271, 273 (3) 

H 

Henryburg, annexed, 233 

Highways, 1784, 42; 1788, 160; 1748, 
from Chester Records, 
169, 170 (2), 171 (2); 1792, 
223, 224, 232, 233 (2), 256 
(2), 257, 258, 259 (2), 262, 
273; 1796, 280; 1796, 301, 
302. 
surveyor's lists: 1793, 248, 
249 (2), 250, 252; 1796, 
295, 296 (2), 297, 298, 299, 
300; 1797, 315 (2), 317, 319, 
320; 1799, 365, 366, 367 (2), 
368, 369, 370, 371. 
surveyor's warrants : 1793, 
247, 248, 249, 250 (2), 251, 
252; 1796, 294, 295, 296, 
297 (2), 298, 299, 300; 1797, 
314, 315, 316, 317 (2), 319, 
320; 1799, 364, 365, 366, 
367, 368 (2), 369, 370. 



Inventory, 1796, 285; 1797, 324; 1799, 355 
J 

Jurors, 1782, 10, 15; 1783, 31, 37, 38; 
1784, 53; 1785, 86 (2), 87; 1786, 99, 
118, 121; 1787, 122, 138, 140, 141; 
1788, 174, 175, 178; 1789, 186, 187; 
1790, 196, 202; 1791, 237, 238; 1794, 
266; 1796, 303, 304; 1797, 314, 323; 
1799, 354, 372 (2). 

Litchfield, classed with Derryfleld, 
1793, 243, 244; 1795, 270; 1798, 349. 



3«8 



INDEX. 



399 



M 

Map of town, 353 

Mason claim, 22 (2) 

Meeting-house, repair of, 30 (2), 52, 

54, 62, 63, 64, 198 (2), 201, 206, 207 

(3), 209 (6); sale of pews, 210; 

plan of pews, 211; 216 (2), 217, 221, 

224, 225 (2), 231 (2); sale of pews, 

233 (9); plan of gallery pews, 234, 

235, 239 (4), 242 (2), 257, 261, 272, 

274, 282 (2), 334, 335, 336, 339 (2), 

340, 353 (2). 

Mills: Emerson's, 206; McMurphy's, 

170; Merrill's, 56, 58; Moor's, 196, 

198; Steven's, 56, 58. 

Minute Men, 268, 269 

Moor Cloth, 335 (3) 

Muster roll, 1748, 172, 173 



Paper money, act relating to, 120 

Pound, 152, 184 (3); keeper of, 310. 

Preaching, 1783, 27 (3); 1784, 48 (2), 
49, 50, 54; 1785, 71, 100, 132, 136 (3), 
152, 154 (2), 159, 160; 1789, 180, 187, 
201 (2), 212, 215; 1791, 222, 223, 239, 
241 (2), 260, 261; 1794, 262, 272, 273 
(2), 277, 278; 1796, 280, 283 (2); 1797, 
308, 310, 311 (2); 1796, 3li; 1798, 339 
(2); 1799, 352 (2). 

Public House, 279 (2) 

R 

Representatives, 1793, 244; 1794, 269 

Revolution, soldiers of, 27, 28, 48. 54, 

108, 109 

Roads, description of. See highway 

warrants. 



Sebago pond, now Nutt's, 169 

Schooling, 1783, 27; districts, 28, 39 
(2), 40, 48; 98, 132, 152, 154 (3); 
1788, rates, 166; 1789, 180, house, 
220; 1791, districts, 224, 262; 1796, 
district, 280, houses, 280 (2), dis- 
tricts, 283, 284; 1797, houses, 308, 
311, 334; 1798, houses, 339 (2), 340 
(3), tax, 348. 
Selectmen, accounts and lists of, 1782, 
12, 25; 1783, 26, 27; 1784, 47; 1783, 



Selectmen. 63; 1785. 69. 94; 1786. 97, 130; 
1787, 130, 131 (2); 1786, 137; 1788, 153, 
180; 1789, 182; 1790, 198; 1791. 213, 
214; 1792, 223; 1793, 240. 261; 1794. 
261; 1795, 271; 1796, 281; 1795, 282; 
1797, 309; 1796, 310; 1798, 337; 1799, 

351 
Singing, 239, 241, 308, 311 

Smallpox, 232, 233, 235, 236 

Soldiers. French and Indian wars. 172, 

334, 335. See Revolution. 
Souhegan, fort of, 172 

State tax. See tax. 



Taxes, 1783, 48 (3), 56, 58; coll. of, 65; 
1784, 69 (3); 1785, 72, 79 (2), 80, 
81, 82; 1780. 90; 1786. 104 (2), 113, 
115; 1787. 123. 126 (2). 141; 1788. 
166 (3); 1790. 203 (3). 217 (3); 1792. 
228 (4); 1794, 263 (3); 1796. 291 (2); 
1798, 339, 346; 1799. 353. 

Tax lists and rates. 1782. 10, 11, 12; 
1783. 32. 40. 45; 1784. 53. 54, 55, 56, 
57, 58; levy of, 59, 61; 1785. levy 
of, 82, 85; 1780, 92; 1786, levy of, 
102; 1786, list, 104, levy of, 112, 
115; 1787, levy of. 122. list of. 123; 
levy, 125; 1786, list. 126; 1787. 141; 

1788. levy. 160, rates, 160, list. 162, 
166. levy. 166; 1788, rates, 181; 

1789, list, 187, levy, 190. rates, 190, 
levy, 193, rates. 193; 1790, levy, 203; 
1791, 217; 1792. levy, 227, rates, 
227; 1793, collector. 242; levy. 244. 
256; 1794, list, 263, levy 265; 1795, 
collector, 271. levy, 274, list, 275; 
1796, collector, 281, list, 288, levy, 
291; 1797, levy, 330, list. 330; 1798, 
rates, 339 (2), levy, 342, list, 343, 
levy, 346; 1799, 352, levy, 361, list, 
361. (See taxes.) 

Town Book, 75, 79, 169, 201, 209. 223. 
241, 351, 352 

Town lines, 1785, 72. 88. 89. 95, 110, 
121 (4). 130; 1788, 167; 1791, 213, 
214 (2); 1794, 260, 262, 278. 287, 
298 (2), 314. 

Town meetings, 1782. 10. 15. 16, 17, 
19, 20; 1783, 25, 30, 31, 37; 1784, 
42. 47, 52; 1785, 62. 69. 71, 74, 89; 
1786, 94, 100, 101, 120, 121; 1787, 
130, 131. 138, 140; 1788, 144, 146, 153, 



400 



INDBX. 



Town meetings, 157, 158, 160, 174, 175, 
176, 177; 1789, 179, 180, 185, 186, 187, 
194; 1790, 196, 197, 202, 207, 208; 1791, 
213, 216; 1792, 221, 226, 231, 233; 1793, 
236; 1791, 237, 238; 1793, 240, with 
Litchfield, 243, 257, 259; 1794, 261, 
266, 267; with Litchfield, 270; 1795, 
271, 278; 1796, 281, 302, 303; 1797, 
307, 309, 313, 314, 322, 323, 334, 
335; 1798, 337, 341; 1799, 351, 354, 
372, 373. 

Treasurers, 1783, 26, 28; 1788, 181; 
1793, 259; 1797. 309; 1798, 337; 1799, 
852, 353. 

W 

Warnings for town meetings. See 
following warrants. 



Warrants for town meetings, 1782, 9, 
12. 14, 15, 17, 19, 23; 1783, 23, 29, 
30, 37, 38; 1784, 42, 50, 51, 52; 1785, 
61, 67, 73, 86 (2), 87; 1786, 92, 98, 
100, 118, 119 (2); 1787, 128, 135, 137, 
139; 1788, 144, 145, 156, 157, 159, 
171, 174, 177; 1789, 178. 179, 183, 
185, 186, 194; 1790, 195, 196, 202, 206, 
208; 1791, 212, 216; 1792, 221, 225, 
231, 232, 235; 1791. 236. 237; 1793. 
239, 243, 256, 257; 1794, 259, 266, 267, 
268, 269; 1795, 270, 271, 277; 1796. 
280, 301, 302, 303, 304; 1797, 306, 
308, 312, 313, 321, 322, 333, 334; 1798, 
336, 341, 348; 1799, 349. 350, 354, 
371, 372. 

Work house, 129, 133